A slang term for a person of Newfoundland, Canada's most easterly province. Mostly used by ignorant people or those who think the name is cute. The term is based on the belief that people from this province are dumb, uneducated, barbaric, poor, lazy and unemployed. Like all stereotypical phrases, it is far from the truth and as previously stated based on ignorance. Most Newfoundlanders find this term offensive. However, there are others who use it themselves.
Hey, listen to that accent! You must be a Newfie!