Origin of Geordie

generic use of Geordie, hypocoristic form of George Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for geordie


  1. a person who comes from or lives in Tyneside
  2. the dialect spoken by these people
  1. of or relating to these people or their dialect

Word Origin for Geordie

C19: a diminutive of George
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Word Origin and History for geordie


Scottish and northern dialectal diminutive of masc. proper name George.

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