- 1(Among Jamaicans) a fellow Jamaican.More example sentences
- I just wanted to say hi and to tell the other Yardies to stay safe.
- Big up to all the Yardies who are representing for us in Italy!
- Since she was a Yardie like myself, I was trying to help her out.
- 2(In the UK) a member of a Jamaican or West Indian gang of criminals: [as modifier]: Yardie violenceMore example sentences
- It's not us nice white middle class people who are to blame, it's those nasty Yardies!
- She must be the only person in the UK unaware of the gun crime, perpetrated by Yardie gangsters in our major cities.
- Theres a more anti police beat officer feeling to as the area is beginning to be run by the West Indian Yardies and crime syndicates.
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- Of or characteristic of Jamaicans: comparison of cockney and Yardie slangMore example sentences
- So I shook my legs and did a few Yardie moves… just like what Beenie Man did tonight.
- Him lucky seh it wasn't a Jamaican parent that was holding that baby or there may well have been a true Yardie style lynching on dat rass flight.
- Mr Glass added: ‘He described the killer as having a Yardie or Jamaican accent.’
1980s: from Jamaican English yard 'house, home' (see yard2 ( sense 4 of the noun)).