Northern English dialect

Geordie is a word for a person from Newcastle upon Tyne, and the dialect used by people who live nearby. It is like the language spoken by Anglo-Saxon settlers. It may also mean a supporter of Newcastle United.

Common Geordie words include the nouns bairn ("child") and clarts ("mud"); the adjectives canny ("pleasant") and clag ("sticky"); and the imperative verb phrase howay ("hurry up!"; "come on!"). [1]


  1. "Dorphy, Dorothy Samuelson-Sandvid. Dorphy's Geordie dialog, South Shields Gazette". Archived from the original on 13 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2007.