Geordie

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of George +‎ -ie.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Geordie

  1. A diminutive of the male given name George.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Georgia, Georgiana, Georgette, or Georgina.

NounEdit

Geordie (countable and uncountable, plural Geordies)

  1. (uncountable) Dialect/colloquial form of English spoken by Geordies, people from Tyneside.
  2. (Northern England and Scotland, obsolete) A guinea.
  3. Someone from Tyneside.
  4. (mining, dated) A kind of safety lamp invented by George Stephenson[1].
  5. A pitman who works in a coal mine.
  6. A collier boat.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1881, Rossiter W. Raymond, A Glossary of Mining and Metallurgical Terms
  • (coal miner): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

AdjectiveEdit

Geordie (not comparable)

  1. Related to or characteristic of Geordies, Tyneside or Newcastle upon Tyne.