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Popular Geordie slang words & sayings : How to understand a Geordie

January 04, 2017 craig finnigan

This list will help you understand a Geordie and tell you what all the popular phrases mean.

Ever wondered what a Geordie was saying to you? Fear not, this list is perfect for you.

Geordie Words Translated:
Aye - yes
Nar - no
Nee - no
Wor - our
Gan - going
Yee - you
Doon - down
Neet - night
Owa - over
Reet - right
Nowt - nothing
Wrang - wrong
Lang - long
Howk - Pick or scratch
Divvent - don't
Toon - town, Newcastle United
Geet - no real translation - descriptive word
Alang - along
Radgie - chav
Radge - mad
Class - good
Bonny - beautiful
Gadgie - old man
Bairn - child
Bait - dinner, packed lunch
Hinny - female 
Hyem / yem - home
Hoose - house
Canny - good
Propa - significant 
Belta - really good
Gob - mouth
Snout - cigarette
Doylem - idiot (insult)
Charva - chav
Mortal - drunk
Nappa - head
Knackered - tired
Laddie - boy
Lassie - girl
Smerking - smoking
Haddaway - term for disbelief
Clamming - hungry
Deek - look
Nebby - nosey
Deed - dead

 

Geordie Phrases Translated:

oo he was gan propa radge - He was really angry
She's geet lush - she's very good looking
Calm doon - calm down
A right nebby bugga - a nosey person
was anly ten pund - it was only ten pound
Canny good like - good
Purely belta - really good
He's geet canny as oot - He's a really nice person
Are yee daft - are you stupid
Dee as ya telt - do as your told
Areet bonny lad - a polite way of saying hello
Me ma said - My mam said
Shooting and bawling - Arguing with someone
am gan to the toon - i'm going to Newcastle city centre
I'm propa paggered - i'm really tired
Whey Aye Man - yes 
a luv yee pet - I love you (talking to your partner not your dog)
Cheers pet - thanks 
Wor lass - my girlfriend
Wor lad - my boyfriend
Am gan hyem Pronounced 'yem' - i'm going home
Howay man - come on! 
Clamming for me bait - hungry for my food.
Giz a snout mate - Can I have a cigarette
Here man, he's giving is hackies - he's looking at me funny
Shy bairns get nowt - shy children get nothing
Divvent get is wrang pet - don't get me wrong
Areet wor kid? - slang term for hello
Giz a deek at that - let me have a look at that (Please is frowned upon)
Haddaway & sh*te - Said in disbelief
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