A tinker word for a non-tinker. Gadgie is to tinker, as gentile is to Jew.
Tomorrow we'll knock doors and sell some clothes-pegs to the gadgies.
In the North of scotland gadgie is a term used to describe a man, it has the same meaning in the North of england. It is also used in the fife/tayside area for another word for a ned/chav/mink.
That gadgie sitting in the corner is a knob.
Dundee term for (chiefly male) addidas tracksuit wearing urban lowlifes. Usually found on at the back of a double decker bus spitting and smoking, or skipping school or kicking a ball against an abandoned shop (also spitting)
Female form of gadgie is chewnieswinger
see also pikey, ned and schemie
Oh no it's the No. 17 bus that's usually full o gadgies.
Generic romany/gypsy term for a non gypsy, popular slang term used in Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and most of east coast Scotland.
Check out the garb on that gadgie.
In North East of England, a bloke.
See that gadgie over there,........
A northern, maybe only in teesside, term for some one who is either your friend or someone who is a friend of a friend who's name you dont know (or cant remember). In general a similar word to gezzer, mate, fella
"Now then gadgie, what ya been upto this weekend"
In the West of Scotland, I believe the term equates to someone that no one would associate themselves with else they get tainted with the same brush.
NOT a term of endearment.
It applies equally to both male and female... no sex discrimination there!
As children we would call someone a gadgie if they had a cold sore or spots and avoid them.
As teenagers it would apply to someone of the opposite sex who was not particularly attractive.
As adults I think we stopped using the term.