Definition of Liverpudlian in English:

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Liverpudlian

Pronunciation: /ˌlɪvəˈpʌdlɪən/

noun

1A native of Liverpool.
Example sentences
  • He laughs off the suggestion that United fans might not take kindly to the jibe and, on behalf of his fellow Liverpudlians, points out ‘We get called a lot worse than that!’
  • Still, these photographs taken at the declining coastal resort of New Brighton, a favourite holiday destination for Liverpudlians, are the Parr shots that everyone knows.
  • Midlanders were particularly attracted to the South West, Liverpudlians and Mancunians to Wales and Londoners to the South Coast or theme parks in the Home Counties.
1.1 [mass noun] The dialect or accent of people from Liverpool: she answered in nasal Liverpudlian
More example sentences
  • The regional accent, be it Doric or downtown Liverpudlian, has always been associated with authenticity.

adjective

Relating to Liverpool: a Liverpudlian accent
More example sentences
  • One of the conmen is between 20 and 30, was fairly well spoken with a possible Liverpudlian accent, of average build, around 5ft 9in, with wavy blond hair.
  • They believe one was Asian and another spoke with a Liverpudlian accent.
  • You don't hear many Liverpudlian accents on TV, at least not in a position of authority.

Origin

Mid 19th century: humorous formation from Liverpool + puddle.

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