Weegie

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This article is about the Scottish slang term for a Glaswegian. For other uses, see Weegee (disambiguation).

Weegie is a slang term referring to people from Glasgow in Scotland, which is used as a noun or adjective.[1] It is a contraction of the word Glaswegian, referring to people from Glasgow.

An informal and, to some, insulting term in Scotland, it can be heard regularly on radio stations such as Talk 107 or Sunny Govan FM whilst also appearing in the books of Irvine Welsh. Bobby Williamson lightheartedly referred to himself as a "Weegie Hun" ("Hun" in this context being a biggoted term for a person associated with Protestantism) whilst manager of Hibernian F.C.[2]

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  1. ^ Payam Zarrabizadeh. "Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Glasgow, Scotland". Peter Greenberg. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ Hibs manager tackles critics