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noun British.
  1. a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
  2. the dialect spoken by Geordies.
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Origin of Geordie

generic use of Geordie, hypocoristic form of George
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  1. a person who comes from or lives in Tyneside
  2. the dialect spoken by these people
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  1. of or relating to these people or their dialect
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Word Origin

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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