Geordie slang is a language all to itself! We’re here to help!
Way aye! Calm doon and mek a cuppa, we’ve got a Geordie guide for beginners just below. Read up on some traditional Geordie lingo so you’re ready for your hen or stag weekend in Newcastle. It’s well known that Geordie’s are favourite for their quirky words and phrasing that are unique to Newcastle. Avoid feeling a bit daft when you don’t understand what people are saying, and show off some of your new vocabulary!
Wey Aye Man
Generic expression of positivity or agreement- because just saying ‘yes’ is too boring.
Proclamation of exhortation or encouragement (both positive and negative)
General exclamation of disbelief or negativity.
‘Haddaway man! I’m not spending that amount of money!’
‘She’s proper radgie’
‘I’m gan yem pet’
Purely belta/ beltas
Great. Very good. Proclamation of joy.
‘The weather is purely belta today!’
Female life partner/ wife.
‘Grab us me coat hinny’
‘Hoy us me car keys pet’
Gannin on the hoy
Going on a night out.
‘Me and the gals are gannin on the hoy’
‘Howay man, I’m clamming’
“Let’s go grab some scran. I’m clamming’
‘I’m just off out the back for a tab’
‘Aye she’s a canny lass’.
‘I’m busting for the netty’.
‘Hoy me your hairbrush pet, someones twocked mine’
‘Aye, he’s a right doylem’
Drunk. Very drunk!
‘I’m gonna get absolutely mortal!’
We know there are hundreds more!
But we couldn’t possibly list them all here! Drop us a comment with your favourite Geordie quips, quirks and slang words. and share your Northern knowledge with our hen and stags to be!