Coastie

play
noun Coast·ie \ˈkō-stē\

Definition of Coastie

plural

Coasties

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  a member of a coast guard; specifically :  a member of the U.S. Coast Guard When a retired Coastie like me opens a book that presumes to tell the story of the U.S. Coast Guard, it is usually with more than a little trepidation. — Howard Thorsen, United States Naval Institute: Proceedings, November 2009

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of coastie

coast (guard) + -ie


First Known Use: 1871


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Coastie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!