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1.
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.
af WTF 8. juli 2004
 
2.
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.
af fraz1776 15. maj 2006
 
3.
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.
af scotsbear 12. august 2003
 
4.
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.
af poodpood 11. juli 2005
 
5.
In North East of England, a bloke.
See that gadgie over there,........
af Mummy Shaz 4. juli 2005
 
6.
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"
af Steve Kestrel 3. august 2004
 
7.
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.
af Bill Kane 9. april 2007