Smoggy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From smog, the fumes given off from large industrial areas and buildings, for which Middlesbrough is famous.

Noun[edit]

Smoggy (plural Smoggies)

  1. (Northern England, Geordie, Northumbrian, pejorative) A person from Middlesbrough.

Usage notes[edit]

Originally considered to be offensive, but more recently has been adopted by the people of Middlesbrough when referring to themselves and in this context is no longer considered offensive.