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[git] /gɪt/
British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.
Origin of git
First recorded in 1945-50; variant of get Unabridged
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  • Some of 'em, they said, had traveled half the night to git in town bright and early.

    Clover and Blue Grass Eliza Calvert Hall
  • "You git along with your pal then," cried Bart, indignantly.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Yeh ought to give the gentleman a chance to git used to the ways of th' country.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • I'm go'n' to make a will; so 'tain't no use to try to git red of me any more.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • But it's like this, child: a man may git a lot of helpmates in this world, but he don't find his real mate but once.

    The Loves of Ambrose Margaret Vandercook
  • So about six o'clock in the evenin' she made me pack up and git out.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • Der yer tink, den, massa, dat dey'll git to fightin' at Charl'son?

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • Wait till they go to sleep, as they will when they git drunk enough.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • Ah don' want t' git into any mo' alterations with them boys, but Ah suttinly will weah 'em out if they don't mind theah cautions.

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for git


noun (Brit, slang)
a contemptible person, often a fool
a bastard
Word Origin
C20: from get (in the sense: to beget, hence a bastard, fool)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for git

"worthless person," 1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get "illegitimate child, brat," which is related to beget.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for git



A command to leave; blow, scram (1864+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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