Definition of Newfie in US English:



  • A Newfoundlander.

    • ‘Dammit, I live with a Newfie and he makes British jokes all of the time.’
    • ‘I do tend to see things in a different light, so don't dismiss fishing as a sport for rednecks and Newfies.’
    • ‘The term refers to the true nature of Newfies who tend to do things - well, a bit differently.’
    • ‘Plus, David's a Newfie, so he can be funny and sad, poignant and hilarious, all at the same time.’
    • ‘Jokes about Newfies gave way to jokes by Newfies, revealing a sense of humour so sharp that This Hour Has 22 Minutes is recognized as the official opposition.’
    • ‘We've all heard of the tradition of kissing of the cod and becoming an honorary Newfie.’
    • ‘Those Newfies really know sophistication, don't they?’
    • ‘Even the jokes about Newfies aren't unique, if one replaces Newfoundland with Norfolk, Shetland, Kerry, Tasmania or Arkansas.’
    • ‘If you have the gumption to challenge him to a drinking contest, this Newfie is guaranteed to do a gumboot on your back before you can say Extra Old Stock.’
    • ‘The Newfies say they want to control their own fish.’
    • ‘There were hot and cold running women, and I remember the Newfies were just as tough and mean as everyone else.’
    • ‘After an interesting encounter in the bathroom with a drunken Newfie, the four of us decided to call it a night.’
    • ‘‘You pursue the following rule’, explained a British seaman who had watched the Newfies at work: ‘You drive, knock and shove the poor Penguins in heaps!’’


  • Coming from or associated with Newfoundland.

    • ‘Anyone familiar with French's more famous prequel to this play, Salt-Water Moon, will recognize in Best's performance glimmers of lively young Jacob, the Newfie charmer.’
    • ‘There's nothing on the planet like a Newfie wake, and I shall be there in spirit.’
    • ‘Another problem: if this play is set in Newfoundland, why isn't there a single Newfie accent to be heard?’
    • ‘Much of the humour of Kitchen Stories is of the delicate, ethnic variety, and Canadians may feel they're missing out on some crucial subtleties - just imagine an Albertan telling Newfie jokes in Oslo.’
    • ‘Wayne Johnston took New York by surprise a few years ago when his fictional biography of Newfie premier Joey Smallwood landed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review.’
    • ‘The origin of the Lab's Newfie ancestors, however, is a matter of some dispute.’
    • ‘There it is: the stoner Newfie schoolboy rears his head.’
    • ‘While their contact before the accident was sporadic, she said that he was ‘always a wizard at jokes’ and was able to ‘rattle off Newfie jokes for 20 minutes’.’
    • ‘Don't miss the Montreal premiere of this ode to a Newfie hero.’