Green’s Dictionary of Slang

gadgy n.

also gadge, gadgee, gadgie, gage,
[Rom. gorgio, a non-Gypsy male, and thus fig. in a sexual context a straight n.2 (1)]

1. (also gadge, gadgee, gadgie, gage) any male, incl. a husband .

[US]Matsell Vocabulum 35: gage Man; fellow. ‘Deck the gage,’ see the man.
[UK]J. Worby Other Half 214: My dark companion tried her best to persuade me to take a partnership with her in her swag basket as she said she wanted a gadgie.
[UK]F. Taylor Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 232: We’ll just have to tell ’em we’re ordinary gadgies.
[Scot]I. Welsh Trainspotting 12: Thailand whair the women know how tae treat a gadge.
[Scot]I. Welsh Glue 45: Aye, aye, the Alec gadge goes, aw sort ay frosty.
[UK]N. ‘Razor’ Smith Raiders 250: The fella Geordie Keith chose to work with was a gadgee called Biff.
[UK]R. Milward Ten Storey Love Song 79: The gadge pigeon pushing his neck out fatter and fatter.
[Scot]T. Black Gutted 167: There was a nice-looking little drinker over the road, gas lamps hanging alongside the Younger’s Tartan Special gadgie.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 7: Ma dad’s a big, broad-shoodird sort ay gadge.
[Scot]I. Welsh Dead Man’s Trousers 61: Ross comes down the stairs, with Ben following. — Here’s the gadges! Simon announces.

2. (gay) a male prostitute’s client.

[US]Maledicta IX 144: They try to catch the eye of some gadgy and call it (state the price, otherwise come to an arrangement) without tipping themselves to an undercover policeman [Ibid.] 13: He’s a wiry, busy-eyed wee gadgie.