Definition of Newfie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞ofē/

noun (plural Newfies)

A Newfoundlander.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Those Newfies really know sophistication, don't they?
  • The Newfies say they want to control their own fish.


Coming from or associated with Newfoundland.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Another problem: if this play is set in Newfoundland, why isn't there a single Newfie accent to be heard?
  • 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.

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Syllabification: New·fie

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