Geordie

[jawr-dee]

Origin of Geordie

generic use of Geordie, hypocoristic form of George
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Geordie

noun
  1. a person who comes from or lives in Tyneside
  2. the dialect spoken by these people
adjective
  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

Geordie

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

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