Coast·​ie | \ ˈkō-stē How to pronounce Coastie (audio) \
plural Coasties

Definition of Coastie

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

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First Known Use of Coastie

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Coastie

coast (guard) + -ie

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“Coastie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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