Geordie (pronounced /ˈdʒɔrdi/) is a regional nickname for a person from the Tyneside region of England, or the name of the dialect of English spoken by these people. Depending on who is using the term, the catchment area for Geordie can be as wide as the general north east of England, or as small as the city of Newcastle, or various ranges in between.
The label of Geordie has sometimes been claimed as offensive to some people from the Sunderland region. This is also the case with anyone from the Teesside area.
In recent times "Geordie" has been used to refer to a supporter of Newcastle United football club however this use is not as common as with the use of Mackem for Sunderland fans and is not entirely popular due to the proportion of people from South Tyneside who self-identify as geordies but support Sunderland.