Coastie

noun

Coast·​ie ˈkō-stē How to pronounce Coastie (audio)
plural Coasties
chiefly US, informal
: 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

Word History

Etymology

coast (guard) + -ie

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Coastie was in 1871

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“Coastie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coastie. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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