noun Coast·ie \ˈkō-stē\

Definition of Coastie



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

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Origin and Etymology of coastie

coast (guard) + -ie

First Known Use: 1871

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