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git

[git] /gɪt/
noun
1.
British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.
Origin of git
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; variant of get
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  • When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.

  • No, sir; I'm not gwine to stir from here till I git my twenty dollars!

  • You do like I tells yer, or yer'll git yer eggercation wid a brick.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • git hould of the girl Cynthie, an' give her the tip that things is purty bad.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • But if the old man promised you anything, see, God blast me, you'll git it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • "Let's git out, mister," cried Old Bill, clutching Mortimer's arm.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • I went an' done all I could t' cheer 'im up, an' that's all the thanks I git fer it.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • They say the more yuh hurry the less yuh'll git along, an' that's a sample.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • Land, I warn't in no hurry to git out and buck at civilization again.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for git

git

/ɡɪt/
noun (Brit, slang)
1.
a contemptible person, often a fool
2.
a bastard
Word Origin
C20: from get (in the sense: to beget, hence a bastard, fool)
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Word Origin and History for git
n.

"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

git

interjection

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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