netty

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

net +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

netty (comparative more netty, superlative most netty)

  1. Like a net, or network; netted.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly a corruption of necessity or necessary; Old English níd (necessity). Alternatively it may be derived from Italian gabinetti.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

netty (plural netties)

  1. (Geordie) toilet
References[edit]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[2]
  • The Geordie Netty: A Short History and Guide, Frank Graham, 1986, Butler Publishing; New edition, ISBN 0946928088[3]