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Geordie Dictionary by Michael

Geordie Shore, Lifestyle
Sunday, 1st May, 2011

Since Geordie Shore is coming, I thought I would write a dictionary for the Geordie you might hear πŸ˜€ Everyone knows some Geordie words, like Haway the lads and Byker Grove, and yes, people ask me to say those things all the time on holiday :mrgreen:

So, I thought I would make a dictionary/translator type of post, so if you watch Geordie Shore you will know what they are saying, or if you are just interested in the Geordie accent and dialect.

I will give you some words and some sentences. I will write most phonetically, since its slang/dialect there probably isnt really a “correct” way of spelling for some words. p.s. many are taken from old norse, as are some Scandinavian words, so they are similar to some Scandinavian words too πŸ™‚

What do these Geordie Words Mean?

So you’ve probably heard lots of Geordie words, phrases, language and sayingsΒ so you’reΒ probably wondering what they mean. Here is a little list to get you started on what the words mean. Bear in mind that as with all words, they can mean different things, depending on the context which they are used.

Alreet – Alright. (usually means hello/how are you)

aaal – all

BairnΒ – child, kid. (pronounced like bear-n with a soft N)

Bonny – pretty/good looking

Broon – Brown or Brown Ale

CannyΒ  – can mean lots of things, “very” or “a little” or “quite”Β e.g. canny good, canny heavy etc.

ma and da – mam and dad, mum and dad

Dee – Do

Divent – Dont. “divent dee that” – dont do that

Deed – Dead

Doon – Down

Fower – Four

Gadgee – An old man

Hoose – House

Hoy – Throw

Giz – Give Me

Graft – Work

Gannin – Going

Lang – Long

Lad – boy/man/boyfriend

Lass – Girl/woman/girlfriend

Liberty – Unfair / “Taking liberties”

Lush – Nice, good, attractive

The Morra – Tomorrow

Naa – Know

Neet – Night

Nee – No (e.g. Nee way. no way)

Nu – Now

Oot – Out

Ower – Over

Pet – Girl, woman, like you would say “babe” or some other word. “alreet pet?” – Hello (to a girl)

Polis – Police

Radgy / Radge /Β  Radji – Depending on the context, it can mean crazy

Reet – Right

Sel – Self e.g. I am here by me-sel. me-sel = myself

Tab – Cigerette

Tash On – Kiss (I have never heard of this but the girl in Geordie Shore seems to say it loads)

TeltΒ – Told

Toon – Town or Newcastle. “We are gannin to the toon” – We are going to the town.

Us/Izz – me e.g. Give iz a pint – Give me a pint

Wey Aye – yes

Wiv/Wi – With

Wor – Our

Worldie – Meaning “Out of this world”. e.g. That girl is a Worldie – A very attractive girl

Yee – You

Yem – Home

yasel – yourself

Mint – Good

Proper Mint – Really good

Proper…. – Put proper in front of most words, it emphasises them. “proper cold”, “proper cheap” “proper drunk” etc.

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Are yee comin oot the neet? We are gannin doon the toon. Let iz naa
Are you coming out the night? We are going down the town. Let me know.

I cant wait to finish graft the day like. I’m proper shattered
I cant wait to finish work today. I am really tired.

have ya seen that lass ower there? She is proper lush like
Have you seen that girl over there? She is really good looking.

Divent dee that man
Dont do that

Alreet, are yee oot the neet? Na, mate, I am oot wiv wor lass
Hello, are you out tonight? No mate, I am out with my girlfriend

Want more?

If you want some more examples or want to know how to say something let me know πŸ˜› I am sure that others will be able to tell you too πŸ˜€

Michael Adams

About Michael

Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. ezraan Said,

    ok so what the hell does “brainwaves from the parsnip” or whatever she says in the advert mean?

    p.s. interesting fact… most of those slang words are used in scotland too! my boyfriend is scottish and everyone i know through him talks like that but in a scottish accent obviously lol x

    posted on Tuesday 7th February, 2012 at 9:09
  2. Michael Said,

    she calls one of the lads dicks a “parsnip”. Nothing to do with Geordie words πŸ˜›

    posted on Tuesday 7th February, 2012 at 12:50
  3. Vicks Said,

    What is a worldie!?!?!

    When James put the girl in the taxi in the morning the housemates kept saying ‘James has pulled a worldie’…what exactly does this mean? lol

    posted on Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 7:11
  4. Michael Said,

    Hey, thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚

    Worldie/worldy is once again NOT a Geordie word. It just means something amazing, e.g. when talking about girls like they call them a “worldie” it means they are amazing, hot, etc. etc. etc.

    If you like Football and watch Soccer Saturday Paul Merson says it all the time when he talks about an amazing goal; James probably got it from there. Worldie = “World Class”

    Michael πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 17:29
  5. Anonymous Said,

    thank god for this blog !!

    posted on Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 18:12
  6. Melissa Said,

    One episode, jay said to rebecca “you always look classy. for being a little radgy!”
    What does “radgy” mean? (thanks heaps for this blog, any chance you could be my on-site translator so I can just pause the show and you could translate then and there? :P)

    posted on Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 2:28
  7. Michael Said,

    haha Radgy? That is a hard one to explain. A bit chavvy, a big “rough round the edges”, crazy/mental, someone who starts fights; that kind of person is a radgy :mrgreen:


    posted on Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at 14:33
  8. Orla Said,

    At the start of the show (in the opening credits) all the cast are together and they shout GEORDIE SHORE but what is the word they say after that? and what does it mean?!

    posted on Sunday 25th March, 2012 at 15:07
  9. Michael Said,


    I think they say “Geordie Shore Wye Aye”. Wye Aye/Why Aye just means “yeah/yes”. It’s a typical Geordie word.

    posted on Monday 26th March, 2012 at 14:36
  10. Noelix Said,

    You’re missing a couple (and this may just be English slang):
    Mortal – Drunk
    Absolutely Mortal – Really drunk
    Moog (spelling?) – I think this means idiot

    Thanks for the dictionary, it helps Americans understand the show!

    posted on Tuesday 27th March, 2012 at 0:34
  11. Michael Said,

    yeah Mortal is drunk. There are loads of words not on the list, this is just a small list of popular words πŸ™‚

    Moog? I think you mean mug πŸ˜›

    Bell End is not Geordie, lots of people say it

    posted on Tuesday 27th March, 2012 at 14:24
  12. cherry Said,

    What does Bell end mean?
    Vicky always says it

    posted on Tuesday 27th March, 2012 at 9:18
  13. Gary Said,

    Can you tell me what a nacker is?

    posted on Wednesday 16th May, 2012 at 16:11
  14. Anominus Said,

    Nacker means like idiot..
    Haha this does make me think abit people dont understand us.!
    I got telt i spoke foreign to someone in cumbria and im only a few hours down the road in newcastle haha.!

    posted on Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 1:25
  15. Anominus Said,

    Or nacker can mean like its nackered = like its broke or hes a nacker = hes a idiot

    posted on Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 1:27
  16. charlene Said,

    i was talking to his newcastle lad and i get what he was saying he called me pure class i just wondered what he meant as i was not 100 percent sure thanks.

    posted on Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 23:31
  17. Mel Said,

    Im a Geordie and if a lad thinks your pure class it usually means he thinks your wicked, fun, or he just really likes you! Hope this helps.

    posted on Sunday 1st July, 2012 at 18:28
  18. Anonymous Said,

    what is banter?

    posted on Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 22:31
  19. Michael Said,

    joke, have a laugh, have fun, don’t take things too seriously when you talk, etc. It’s not a Geordie word it’s pretty universal in the UK.

    posted on Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 12:27
  20. samara Said,

    So then what’s a mug ? In a lot of series from geordie shore they say it quite often ? Explain πŸ™‚ ?

    posted on Friday 17th August, 2012 at 19:38
  21. catlyn Said,

    a mug is an idiot or someone who is a fool

    posted on Tuesday 4th September, 2012 at 18:54
  22. lena Said,

    I love this blog πŸ™‚ i just started watching the show as they have it on mtv.com now …and it is alil hard to understand alot of what they say but im a fan of the show already πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 30th September, 2012 at 11:58
  23. Michael Said,

    Thanks Lena, I am glad you like it πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 30th September, 2012 at 14:25
  24. Peppa Said,

    ahah, im a geordie and say these words all the time!

    posted on Monday 8th October, 2012 at 19:29
  25. Laz Said,

    I aint a Geordie but since ive started watching this show everyone thinks im one hehe proper weird like! Nice blog mate very helpful , but i found oot what the words meant by meself πŸ˜›

    posted on Tuesday 6th November, 2012 at 17:32
  26. Ray Said,

    What is bit of parsnip in the pipey?? Said by girl as what happened last night.

    posted on Tuesday 13th November, 2012 at 14:50
  27. emmawalsh Said,

    My grandads a geordie and he says half off these words, and half the time I don’t know what he means so this is very helpfull, thanks a lot x

    posted on Saturday 1st December, 2012 at 9:42
  28. Anonymous Said,

    What does ‘howay’ mean? They have all recently started saying it and I don’t understand them? Please help

    posted on Tuesday 4th December, 2012 at 15:39
  29. Michael Said,

    it’s a typical Geordie word, it’s meaning can change depending on the context it’s used.

    e.g. “howay man!” can mean hurry up, or come on, let’s go or something like that.

    “Howay man you can’t actually like Vicky” – “Come on, you can’t actually like Vicky. πŸ™‚

    posted on Tuesday 4th December, 2012 at 20:23
  30. Kaiko Said,

    Geordie Shore is on in America?! My American mates can’t understand most of what I say (and I’m Southern) as we use so much slang here in the UK but add to the ridic amount of slang an accent as thick as a Geordie accent and any yank who can understand it deserves a medal! Or to become a honorary Brit ;o)

    posted on Wednesday 5th December, 2012 at 14:25
  31. Michael Said,

    I imagine it will have constant subtitles :mrgreen:

    posted on Wednesday 5th December, 2012 at 16:57
  32. emmawalsh Said,

    Does towsher mean scruffy person:/

    posted on Thursday 6th December, 2012 at 19:54
  33. Michael Said,

    nope, never heard that word before.

    posted on Friday 7th December, 2012 at 17:15
  34. Kaiko Said,

    Meant to ask what it means when they do the ‘phone’ sign with their hand and then put their thumb on their nose. Never seen this before but they do it a lot and in so many different situations I can’t work it out!

    posted on Friday 7th December, 2012 at 17:32
  35. Michael Said,

    It has nothing to do with being a Geordie, just something they do.

    posted on Friday 7th December, 2012 at 20:13
  36. emmawalsh Said,

    My Grandad from newcastle making him a geordie, am I half or quarter?

    posted on Saturday 8th December, 2012 at 11:48
  37. Jono Said,

    What does it mean when they say hash tag at the end of a sentence?

    posted on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 8:08
  38. Michael Said,

    “Hashtag” has nothing to do with Geordie. It’s a reference to Twitter and the Hashtag (#). For some reason lots of people think they are cool when they say hashtag and a word after it. “Hashtag losers” :mrgreen:

    posted on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 22:42
  39. emmawalsh Said,

    Sorry for being rude but can someone answer my question please?

    posted on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 18:44
  40. geocorb Said,

    I recently started watching Geordie Shore in America… I like it!! However, I have to admit it took me the whole 1st season to understand what they were saying, but I’ve been good to go since Cancun!! BTW, I’m from New Jersey, so I can appreciate/relate to both of these MTV shows!!

    posted on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 21:57
  41. Michael Said,

    Glad you like the show, it’s sort of weird that MTV USA have picked it up, most of the UK can’t understand the words so you’re not alone πŸ˜€

    posted on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at 22:44
  42. geocorb Said,

    Oh, the episodes aren’t being televised on the MTV Channel, just posted on MTV.com. Unfortunately, these episodes are “edited” (cleaned up/scrubbed) for American television, so most of the good bits are bleeped out or the whole screen goes fuzzy. Much more fun watching the original UK version.

    posted on Thursday 20th December, 2012 at 16:36
  43. Michael Said,

    that’s a shame, it would be nice for my little city to be on MTV in the U.S. πŸ˜€ You can get unedited shows on iTunes in the UK, i’m not sure if they are available in the U.S. they may be.

    posted on Friday 21st December, 2012 at 18:12
  44. emmawalsh Said,

    If my grandad is a full geordie, am I full/half/quarter?

    posted on Friday 21st December, 2012 at 16:01
  45. Michael Said,

    you’re not a Geordie unless you are born here :mrgreen:

    posted on Friday 21st December, 2012 at 18:04
  46. James Said,

    You aren’t from Newcastle, you are 100% NOT a geordie!

    posted on Friday 21st December, 2012 at 18:05
  47. emmawalsh Said,

    Hahaa, jokes;D I’m a geordiee:)

    posted on Friday 21st December, 2012 at 19:34
  48. Lauryn Said,

    Emmawalsh, your not a Geordie because you wasn’t born in Newcastle, so your not a Geordie.

    posted on Saturday 22nd December, 2012 at 21:43
  49. emmawalsh Said,

    Erm no, I am a geordie because I was born in newcastle, you don’t know nothing so keep ya’ trap shut.

    posted on Saturday 22nd December, 2012 at 22:32
  50. Phatty Said,

    Im from Nova Scotia canada and i love the show. I want to marry a Geordie.

    posted on Sunday 23rd December, 2012 at 17:04
  51. emmawalsh Said,

    And before you say anything I’m from seaton sluice.

    posted on Tuesday 25th December, 2012 at 23:25
  52. aldenjay Said,

    I love this show!! I watch it every wednesday, I cant watch it tuesdays because im in Canada so i have to download it. It took me half way through season 1 to understand them, plus i work with a geordie so i usually ask him questions. But this did help alot.

    posted on Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 2:45
  53. Michael Said,

    Glad my mini Geordie dictionary helped πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 13:40
  54. Summer Said,

    kaiko, i think i figured out the “phone sign” on the nose. I think they use it as a sign to say liar. Like pinocchio’s nose grew everytime he lied. so sophie says a lie and then puts her hand to her nose and rolls her eyes.

    posted on Thursday 3rd January, 2013 at 4:53
  55. emmawalsh Said,

    Michael your a legend!:D

    posted on Thursday 3rd January, 2013 at 16:51
  56. Michael Said,

    @Emmawalsh ha! πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 4th January, 2013 at 0:20
  57. emmawalsh Said,

    LEGEND! Hahaa:P

    posted on Friday 4th January, 2013 at 8:19
  58. emmawalsh Said,

    Your a life saver,:D

    posted on Monday 7th January, 2013 at 15:13
  59. Michael Said,

    please don’t spam the comments or they’ll be deleted πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 7th January, 2013 at 20:29
  60. Jay Said,

    My best friend has decided to have her hen party in Newcastle..and is totally obsessed with geordie shore!!! Could anyone help me by recommending clubs etc to go to? Or numbers to contact clubs to pre book as it is a party of 11 girls? Staying in the Vermont in July which I’m told is pretty central (I hope) also could anyone think of typical geordie sayings or names to write on the back of our t-shirts?! Any input would b great. Thanks πŸ˜€

    posted on Tuesday 8th January, 2013 at 23:59
  61. Michael Said,

    The Vermont is on the way down to the Quayside I believe, and yeah pretty central. You can go down the bank/Stay around the Quayside and there are bars such as Chase, Quilted Camel, Offshore etc. There is a club down there called Riverside which has the Voodoo Project.

    Or, you can go up towards the town (around the central station area), go on Mosley Street/Collingwood street aka “The diamond strip” which as bars like The Lodge, Bijoux, Perdu, House Of Smith, Floritas and Madame Koo (the last 4 are all on the same side pretty much next to each other), and a bit further you have Revolution on the corner. There is a club called “Tup Tup Palace” which is in this area.

    There are other areas such as “The Gate” area which is next to Tiger Tiger πŸ™‚

    If you need t-shirts try here: http://goo.gl/y73vA for custom Geordie t-shirts send them an email.

    Michael πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 9th January, 2013 at 16:08
  62. emmawalsh Said,

    Do you know of any geordie bassline songs, or just any geordie songs?

    posted on Wednesday 9th January, 2013 at 17:49
  63. Anonymous Said,

    Oioi kid what ya deeing the neet like or we gan doon up the toon the neet like that’s 100% geordie

    posted on Saturday 12th January, 2013 at 23:08
  64. Michael Said,

    no it’s not, actually it makes no sense.

    posted on Sunday 13th January, 2013 at 12:12
  65. emmawalsh Said,

    What does gannin mean? I keep hearing people say it.

    posted on Tuesday 15th January, 2013 at 21:16
  66. Michael Said,

    I thought you were a Geordie, so you’d know πŸ˜€

    posted on Tuesday 15th January, 2013 at 22:13
  67. emmawalsh Said,

    I am, it means going, I just wonderd, ahaa:P

    posted on Wednesday 16th January, 2013 at 16:15
  68. annonymous Said,

    hi you still didnt define the word belland? we watch the series in aus. reading through the blog is great but mike can you please stop replying with its not a geordie word thanks

    posted on Friday 18th January, 2013 at 0:22
  69. lenka Said,

    Annonymous … utfg – urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bell+end

    posted on Friday 18th January, 2013 at 17:11
  70. Kamilla Said,

    what does quilt mean?

    posted on Saturday 19th January, 2013 at 12:14
  71. Kamilla Said,

    What does banter mean??

    posted on Saturday 19th January, 2013 at 12:32
  72. emmawalsh Said,

    Read all the comments and it will tell you:) anyways it means like fun and having a laugh I think

    posted on Saturday 19th January, 2013 at 15:13
  73. justine Said,

    what does “belent” and “twaat” mean?

    posted on Wednesday 23rd January, 2013 at 14:48
  74. cait64 Said,

    What.does ‘pulled’ mean in georgie like pulling.a bird???

    posted on Friday 25th January, 2013 at 10:11
  75. Michael Said,

    yeah like pulling a bird. “Scoring with a girl” etc. It’s not Geordie, it’s a typical English phrase.

    posted on Friday 25th January, 2013 at 17:12
  76. emmawalsh Said,

    I’m not sure on this one but does narki mean annoyed?

    posted on Sunday 27th January, 2013 at 17:34
  77. emmawalsh Said,

    I keep hearing people say it does narki mean annoyed? I’m not sure

    posted on Saturday 9th February, 2013 at 8:45
  78. ernesto Said,

    I’m from argentina and watch the programme here. Your list of words/phrases is pretty useful! Regards from buenos aires

    posted on Friday 15th February, 2013 at 13:33
  79. Michael Said,

    @ernesto Gracias πŸ™‚

    posted on Friday 15th February, 2013 at 19:20
  80. Anonymous Said,

    Emmawalsh – If you are a Geordie, How come you don’t know what a lot of the words mean?? Me thinks someone is telling fibs. MUG.

    posted on Friday 15th February, 2013 at 14:44
  81. ernesto Said,

    Hiya what can yov tell me about “bosh”? Thanks a lot!

    posted on Saturday 16th February, 2013 at 17:32
  82. Michael Said,

    Bosh does not really mean anything, just a random word they say at the end of a sentance.

    posted on Sunday 17th February, 2013 at 18:00
  83. Emma Said,

    Hey i keep hearing the guys saying “box off” or atleast i think thats what they’re saying what does it mean? They often say it when talking about ricci just really want to know what it means! Thanks

    posted on Sunday 17th February, 2013 at 17:42
  84. ernesto Said,

    As a lingo curiosity, we often use the word “mortal” in spanish here in argentina to emphasize something that is either bad or good!

    posted on Monday 18th February, 2013 at 11:25
  85. Michael Said,

    do you also say “Vamos!!” at the end of everything? :mrgreen:

    Mortal means Drunk here…Or more specifically very very drunk πŸ˜‰ bebΓ­ demasiado haha

    posted on Monday 18th February, 2013 at 15:06
  86. Anonymous Said,

    Here we can put “vamos” at the end of a phrase, or just say “vamos” if we want to mean “are you lying to me?”. I believe that in Spain they put “vale” at the end of everything….we don`t use it here that way, either vamos or vale!

    posted on Monday 18th February, 2013 at 16:22
  87. amanda Said,

    as i’ve understod it the nose thing they do in GS means “Not”. Like Gaz says that he won’t be sleeping with Charlotte again and then does it, (noot!!).

    posted on Monday 18th February, 2013 at 18:03
  88. Anna Said,

    Charlotte says ‘I’ve got fipl’ what does that mean?

    posted on Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 18:12
  89. Chris Said,

    What does banker mean?

    posted on Thursday 21st February, 2013 at 4:37
  90. melanie Said,

    So still no answer for Belland eh? lol

    posted on Tuesday 26th February, 2013 at 6:27
  91. Michael Said,

    @ Melanie – That’s because it’s a Geordie dictionary, and that’s not a Geordie word πŸ™‚

    posted on Tuesday 26th February, 2013 at 10:05
  92. Midge Said,

    I think Charlotte calls Gary’s penis a PARSNIP cause he has a short fat uncurcumcised cock!

    posted on Tuesday 12th March, 2013 at 20:35
  93. Anonymous Said,

    Yea, when the boys put their thumb on their noses, it means like….. If one of the guys sees an ugly girl they’re like “She’s fucking hot” and then they do that sign like “NOOT” … It’s easy to figure out!

    posted on Saturday 27th April, 2013 at 14:04
  94. Anonymous Said,

    What does banker mean?

    posted on Sunday 26th May, 2013 at 0:03
  95. mimicat Said,

    Don’t watch the show but I am a geordie. The thing about touching the nose could simply be nosey………if they’re on the ‘phone and someone’s nebbing in they may touch their nose to say nosey bog off listening in, this is a private conversation. BUT that wouldn’t explain the anon comment so maybe I’ll have to watch to find out.

    posted on Sunday 26th May, 2013 at 11:39
  96. Michael Said,

    The touching the nose “hmm” thing has been spoke about a lot, it means they are being sarcastic/joking/lying etc. #93 is correct.

    Banker is like a guarantee i.e. “in the bank”/home banker/dead cert/certainty etc.

    Neither of these are Geordie or have anything to do with Newcastle.

    posted on Sunday 26th May, 2013 at 17:20
  97. Anonymous Said,

    i’m from the netherlands, i LOVE this show it’s so hilarious @micheal thnx for this Geordie Dictionary. for those who don’t understand most of the words that are said in the show. really helps.

    posted on Monday 3rd June, 2013 at 1:54
  98. Michael Said,

    I am glad you like it πŸ™‚
    Box off is not Geordie, afaik it just means go away like bore off; It depends what context it’s in.

    posted on Thursday 6th June, 2013 at 20:47
  99. Anonymous Said,

    What does β€œBOX OFF” mean??

    posted on Monday 3rd June, 2013 at 1:59
  100. Olivia Duke Said,

    I’m just wondering why is Charlotte considered a Geordie if she’s from Sunderland.. The reason I ask is that my Grandad is drom Sunderland and doesn’t appreciate being called a Geordie lol.. btw website is a great help have no clue what they were saying otherwise lol.. although some stuff they are saying is similar to what we say I here in Tyrone

    posted on Wednesday 12th June, 2013 at 1:33
  101. Michael Said,

    Hey πŸ™‚

    She isn’t considered a Geordie, people from Sunderland are called Mackums and as you said they would not appreciate it if you call them a Geordie (and neither would a Geordie lol).

    Holly is from Middlesbrough which is even further away, the only people who’ve been in Geordie Shore past and present who are truly from Newcastle are Rebecca and Scotty T.

    posted on Wednesday 12th June, 2013 at 13:19
  102. Olivia Duke Said,

    Yea I had asked my mum about Holly being from Middlesbrough.. thanks for answering my question I didnt realise that only 2 were true geordies lol

    posted on Wednesday 12th June, 2013 at 15:42
  103. Fraggle Said,

    I thot holly was the only person that wasnt a true geordie.. Can you tell us where all the cast is originaly from please πŸ™‚

    posted on Saturday 15th June, 2013 at 10:18
  104. Michael Said,

    It depends on what your defination of a Geordie actually is; Some say it’s someone from Newcastle, some will say from Tyneside, some may say Tyne & Wear, some wrongly say “North East”.
    I say Newcastle, a lot will say all of Tyneside which primarily includes North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead. Newcastle is the only actual city.
    Sunderland is a city in Wearside (Tyne & Wear) and Middlesbrough is a town in Teeside.

    As for Geordie Shore:
    Gaz – Prudhoe (Northumberland)
    Charlotte – Sunderland
    Dan – County Durham
    Ricci – County Durham
    Rebecca – Newcastle
    Greg – Whitley Bay (North Tyneside)
    Scotty T – Newcastle
    Jay – Gateshead
    James – Consett (County Durham)
    Vicky – Wallsend (North Tyneside)
    Sophie – South Shields (South Tyneside)
    Holly – Middlesbrough (Teeside)

    With a lot of them you can tell where they are from by their accents, if you are used to hearing them you can tell the accents apart :p

    posted on Saturday 15th June, 2013 at 15:27
  105. Me Said,

    In Season 5 they go to Amsterdam but how is it that they don’t know Amsterdam is in The Netherlands, and not Germany?
    I love the show!

    posted on Tuesday 25th June, 2013 at 16:43
  106. Amy Said,

    I was sitting at the bar with my ex the other night and we were drinking new castle, and as we read some of the facts on the backs of the bottles, we came across one that had said “I’m gannin to town to see a man about a dog”. Well we were both puzzled on exactly how to pronouce the word gannin, can someone please help us figure this out. Thank you!

    posted on Monday 22nd July, 2013 at 1:07
  107. Michael Said,

    It’s pronounced like it’s written πŸ˜€ Gan-inn. G as in Good, Gold, Golf, Game etc (not as in Generation/Germany/)

    posted on Monday 22nd July, 2013 at 20:05
  108. laura Said,

    seen as no-one else answered this question, i will. a bell-end is the same as calling someone a dickhead or cock end, bell cos of the shape off the end of a penis πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 16th September, 2013 at 23:15
  109. Christie Said,

    ‘Bosh’ has lots of different meanings. It can be used to mean done, finished. It can also be used to notify an achievement. I.e ‘pulled that bird last night, bosh’. Can also be a shortened version of bother as in no bother which would be ‘ne bosh’.

    posted on Thursday 14th November, 2013 at 12:24
  110. Michael Said,

    Bosh is not a Geordie word, it’s doesn’t really have a meaning at all, it’s basically the equivalent of making a noise at the end of a sentence :mrgreen:

    posted on Thursday 14th November, 2013 at 19:22
  111. Diesel Said,

    Yes Bosh does mean something! and that’s not its equivalent of making noise at the end of a sentence … I think you will find Bosh is the equivalent of saying ‘get it’. I think you’ll find the term stems from catchphrase ‘Bish Bash Bosh All Good Nosh’ so i guess it can be used as expression for ‘Done’ or ‘Sorted’ still not a ‘noise’ at the end of sentence …. hhmmm .. just a thought …#BOSH!!

    posted on Friday 15th November, 2013 at 2:09
  112. Michael Said,

    No, it has no clear definition, it’s just something attached to a sentence. What does it mean? It’s used in a meaningless context. :mrgreen: Type it into Google, and it’s defined as “Rubbish, nonsense”. Search Google, and you’ll find a million answers, so it doesn’t really mean anything πŸ˜€ Bish bash bosh means quickly or in quick succession, which is not what you’re defining bosh as πŸ˜›

    Also, definitely NOT a typical Geordie word, and this is a Geordie dictionary πŸ˜‰

    posted on Friday 15th November, 2013 at 12:07
  113. moi Said,

    Its not banker, its probably wanker and it means like a douchebag or a prick
    Bell end refers to a penis – so its like calling someone a dick, knob head, etc etc

    posted on Sunday 12th January, 2014 at 11:24
  114. Michael Said,

    no…It’s banker, not the same word.

    posted on Sunday 12th January, 2014 at 13:22
  115. Rachel Said,

    I think it’s in season 4,, when hollys getting ready for her first ever date I think Nd her Nd Vicky are talking Nd Vicky’s trying to give her advice on what to talk abt. Nd she tells holly not to bring up the fact that she has multiple GCC’s…what is a GCC???

    posted on Tuesday 24th June, 2014 at 14:10
  116. Claire Said,

    I love the Geordies so much that i moved from Malta to Newcastle. I understand the majority of people, its the ones with the Sunderland twang which are a little bit more difficult to understand. BUT I LOVE THEEMMMM!!!!

    posted on Sunday 27th July, 2014 at 1:07
  117. natalie mcg Said,

    Just came across this page and think its hilarious! Love geordie shore, im from Scotland and most of the words r the same! Never realised ppl had bother understanding it lol

    posted on Wednesday 20th August, 2014 at 19:36
  118. Marie-Pier Said,

    MTV canada also airs the show, absolutely in love with the show, understand every single word, wheres my medal?

    posted on Saturday 6th September, 2014 at 7:05
  119. anonymous Said,

    Hi, thank you so much for this. It has helped me loads. Just a question, what does steesher mean?
    thanks for reading
    bellee x

    posted on Thursday 1st January, 2015 at 10:56
  120. Olivia Foley Said,

    what does liberty mean?

    posted on Friday 17th April, 2015 at 18:56
  121. Michael Said,

    Liberty in slang usually means unfair. It’s not really Geordie, but it’s used in Newcastle quite a bit. It can also mean when someone is taking advantage of something they shouldn’t… e.g.
    A liberty for the girl – Not fair on the girl
    He’s taking liberties on your vodka – he’s drinking all/most etc. your vodka.

    posted on Saturday 18th April, 2015 at 14:25
  122. Deb Said,

    Whay does worldie mean?

    posted on Friday 29th May, 2015 at 2:52
  123. Michael Said,

    Worldie is covered in the comments above πŸ™‚

    posted on Saturday 30th May, 2015 at 9:01
  124. Loz Said,

    I thought the touching the nose thing was meant to be a reference to Pinoccio i.e. they are lying/being sarcastic.

    posted on Tuesday 16th June, 2015 at 19:00
  125. Erik Said,

    Maybe the first german fan here? πŸ˜€
    That blog is mint! So even it’s not a geordie word, what does buzzom, busom, bosom (i really don’t know how it’s pronounced) mean? Last time James said sth like ‘I’m absolutely bosom/buzzom/.. for tonight’
    I’ve absolutely no idea what it means

    posted on Monday 22nd June, 2015 at 1:33
  126. Michael Said,

    Hi Erik,
    Thanks for reading the blog. I think you mean “Buzzin”. It just means excited/really happy.

    Michael πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 22nd June, 2015 at 22:49
  127. Amy- US Said,

    Here’s a question (if anyone still reads this blog)…. They always talk about how amazing a kebob is, but it seems to be very different from what a kebob is here in the US (marinated meat and veggie chunks on a skewer, usually grilled on the BBQ -also AMAZING!!). Over there it is in a pita shell, thinly sliced meat and veggies… It looks like a gyro. Is UK version of a kebob similar to a gyro? Anyways… LOVE this show! Sooo much better than our version ‘Jersey Shore’. I heard they signed on for 3 more seasons, it’d be cool to see them come here to the USA for one! ATTENTION: ANNA! We want Tasho Tours in the US!!!!

    posted on Thursday 26th November, 2015 at 16:52
  128. Michael Said,

    Hi Amy,

    It’s a Kebab. The kebabs which are on skewers are shish kebabs, where it’s a skewer/stick with chunks of kebab meat and vegetables. In takeaways most people usually have a Doner kebab which is the meat (usually cut/carved/sheered in strips) and vegetables inside pita bread with sauce.

    Michael πŸ™‚

    posted on Thursday 26th November, 2015 at 17:30
  129. Danni Said,

    What does mug mean????

    posted on Sunday 27th December, 2015 at 21:53
  130. Michael Said,

    It’s just a general negative word like idiot, stupid, etc.

    posted on Sunday 27th December, 2015 at 22:15
  131. DanaDane123 Said,

    When people are asking what a word or expression means that they have heard on Geordie shore they are assuming it is geordie. So itBS that Micheal that ive seen the most ignoring them responding “its not a geordie word” Just fucking answer them . It pisses us off. You say you’re a Geordie an like others like the show including the US mates and you’re being ignorant. Belland means dick basically. Be nice lad and try to help educated the lasses and lads questioning. Whether its “geordie” or not. You know what it means so just say. πŸ™‚

    posted on Thursday 31st December, 2015 at 2:54
  132. Michael Said,

    DanaDane123, Thanks for your comments. This is a Geordie dictionary, so it’s predominantly for Geordie words; In fact I have answered all the other questions other than the “Bellend” one, this is a massively common word in the UK, it’s not Geordie.
    This Geordie Dictionary was first set up before Geordie Shore had an international audience (almost 5 years ago!), so was written for people in the UK who use and have heard of British slang but are not as familiar with all the Geordie slang which we use and is also used in Geordie Shore. I don’t want to dilute this with hundreds of typical British slang words, as that’s not what this is all about.

    posted on Thursday 31st December, 2015 at 12:15
  133. DanaDane123 Said,

    I apologize then pet.

    posted on Monday 1st February, 2016 at 20:41
  134. Michael Said,

    aye a bet ya dee

    posted on Monday 1st February, 2016 at 22:49
  135. Jackson Said,

    A couple times when getting interviewed Scotty T will say something that sounds like “Kay man” I think it might be something good cause he says it before they are about going out. If any body knows I would love to know what he says πŸ™‚

    posted on Monday 21st March, 2016 at 9:35
  136. Michael Said,

    He says…Keemon! It doesn’t really mean anything, just something he’s invented when on the show, it’s not a Geordie word or anything else πŸ™‚ You could liken it to “Come on!” I guess πŸ˜›

    posted on Monday 21st March, 2016 at 9:57
  137. Jackson Said,

    Thank you so much, I love this page you have created!!!

    posted on Monday 21st March, 2016 at 18:41
  138. Michael Said,

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    posted on Tuesday 22nd March, 2016 at 9:44
  139. Jacob Said,

    Scotty always says ‘Let’s get acka’ or something along the lines of that, what does acka mean?

    posted on Saturday 9th April, 2016 at 23:34
  140. Michael Said,

    Acka or Akka just means crazy, e.g. “let’s go crazy”, “She was going crazy”.

    posted on Sunday 10th April, 2016 at 15:56
  141. Jacob Said,

    Ahh, thanks a lot, it makes sense now

    posted on Monday 11th April, 2016 at 2:58
  142. Ally Said,

    this site is amazing by the way. I wanted to know why do they say for example Holly”Are you pieing US/Are you breaking up with US”Instead of are you pieing ME/Are you breaking up with ME?

    posted on Sunday 17th April, 2016 at 14:56
  143. Michael Said,

    It depends on how strong your Geordie accent is. You’d say “Are you breaking up with iz” rather than “us”. I think MTV write “us” in the subtitles, but there’s no official way or writing it, since it’s slang. e.g. “Give iz a kiss” = Give me a kiss. Some people may write it “Give us a kiss” but it does not mean ‘us’ (more than 1 person) it means me…So if you’re standing there with your friend and say to someone “give us a kiss” it means you want someone to give you a kiss, not you and your friend πŸ˜€


    posted on Sunday 17th April, 2016 at 15:21
  144. Ally Said,

    Ohk thanx love ur website by the way. It is really useful

    posted on Saturday 7th May, 2016 at 11:39
  145. Michael Said,

    Thanks Ally πŸ™‚

    posted on Saturday 7th May, 2016 at 12:52
  146. Helena Said,

    They said Geordie shore then …… Wat r they saying plz

    posted on Wednesday 17th August, 2016 at 6:56
  147. Christina Said,


    In the intro it sounds like that are all shouting:

    Geordie shore fire?

    Is that correct? And if so, why shout fire?

    posted on Saturday 7th January, 2017 at 1:05
  148. Michael Said,

    Hi Christina,
    They are shouting “Geordie Shore…Wye Aye!!” Wye Aye means “YEAH!!”(or just yes) in Geordie.

    posted on Saturday 7th January, 2017 at 13:38
  149. Christina Said,

    Thank you so much Michael

    posted on Thursday 26th January, 2017 at 10:05
  150. Anonymous Said,

    Hi michael, I’m not at all a “geordie” but I am a fan of the show. I was wondering what they call bigger curvier women on the geordie shore show… I think they called holly it at the verry beginning of season one but I for the life of me can’t find it anywhere.. I know they call skinny beautiful women worldies but I’m pretty sure they have a different word for bigger girls, not that big girls can’t be worldies too am I right! πŸ˜‰

    posted on Tuesday 7th March, 2017 at 10:38
  151. Michael Said,

    I can’t really think of any Geordie specific words we have for curvy girls I’m afraid! πŸ˜€

    posted on Tuesday 7th March, 2017 at 11:00
  152. Kate Said,

    Wow, I have learnt two new words while watching Geordie Shore for the first time (on Catch-up this morning) ‘worldie’ ‘mortal’. I googled them and found this site on my second go. Thanks so much, x

    posted on Saturday 17th June, 2017 at 8:55
  153. Michael Said,

    Glad it helps, thanks for reading πŸ™‚

    posted on Sunday 18th June, 2017 at 13:43
  154. Jordan Said,

    Hey mate, just wondering what a divvy is?


    posted on Thursday 13th July, 2017 at 2:42
  155. Michael Said,

    Hi Jordan,
    A divvy is a general word to call someone an idiot or stupid.

    posted on Thursday 13th July, 2017 at 14:44
  156. alysha Said,

    chloe keeps saying something in the beginning of the show and she says something like maylike ? the spellings probably wrong but i have no idea what it means ?

    posted on Saturday 24th March, 2018 at 16:10
  157. alysha Said,

    i just found out she says β€˜i’m totally crackers, me like’ what on earth please explain ?? haha

    posted on Saturday 24th March, 2018 at 16:14
  158. Michael Said,

    Hi Alysha,
    It just means crazy.

    posted on Saturday 24th March, 2018 at 20:23