gadgie

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Noun[edit]

gadgie (plural gadgies)

  1. (Mackem, pejorative) An old man.
  2. (Mackem) A watchman.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Romani gadje (a non-Roma).

Noun[edit]

gadgie (plural gadgies)

  1. (Scotland, pejorative) A person who is poorly educated and engages in hooliganism, petty criminality or loutish behaviour. This usage sometimes carries the connotation of youth.

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]