Definition of Geordie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjôrdē/
British informal


1A person from Tyneside, an area in northeastern England.
Example sentences
  • Speaking at the same press conference, he said: ‘Quite simply, Bobby's a Geordie and like all true Geordies he is no quitter.’
  • He said: ‘The team appreciates the efforts supporters make and we hope that our supporters will be out in force and out-sing the Geordies.’
  • ‘If you think like a winner, you will be a winner, and if you think like a loser, you will be a loser and Geordies are winners,’ he said.
1.1The English dialect or accent typical of people from Tyneside.
Example sentences
  • Geordie is non-rhotic and the only urban accent of England in which initial h is not dropped.
  • While sending his four children to public school he has apparently given them all lessons in how to speak Geordie.
  • Ask any Geordie and he would have no doubt of the merit of this lead story.


Relating to Tyneside, its people, or their accent or dialect: Geordie humor
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  • As the son of a Geordie miner without the means to pursue his art interest through the postgrad system, he decided instead to carry it on in music.
  • Born to shout, he is Sid without the classical education, the Geordie patois and the surreal wit, but with a moustache.
  • I love to hear a Geordie accent or a West Country Burr - even if sometimes it's difficult to make out what's being said.


Mid 19th century: diminutive of the given name George.

Words that rhyme with Geordie

bawdy, gaudy, Lordy

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Syllabification: Geor·die

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