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British Dictionary definitions for gippy

gippy1

noun plural -pies
  1. an Egyptian person or thing
  2. Also called: gippo plural -poes a Gypsy
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adjective
  1. Egyptian
  2. gippy tummy diarrhoea, esp as experienced by visitors to hot climates
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Word Origin

C19: from Gypsy and Egyptian

gippy2

noun plural -ies
  1. Northern English dialect a starling
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Historical Examples

  • But he made the Gippy say: "Good-morning, kind sir," over and over again.

    Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • The coat was an old khaki jacket of a Gippy soldier, and, being scant of buttons, doubtful linen showed beneath.