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Newf

[noof, nyoof] /nuf, nyuf/
noun, Chiefly Canadian Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
Newfie (def 1).
Origin
by shortening

Newfie

[noo-fee, nyoo-] /ˈnu fi, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
Also called Newf. a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland; Newfoundlander.
2.
the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Newfoundland.
Origin
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British Dictionary definitions for newfs

Newfie

/ˈnjuːfɪ/
noun (informal)
1.
a native or inhabitant of Newfoundland
2.
the island of Newfoundland
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Contemporary definitions for newfs
noun

a Newfoundlander

Usage Note

Canadian slang

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Related Abbreviations for newfs

Newfie

  1. resident of Newfoundland
  2. Newfoundland (breed of dog)
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