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[git] /gɪt/
British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.
Origin of git
1945-50; variant of get Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Whenever he gits mad he plagues me by keepin' everything out o' my han's, an' he won't answer when I ask him fer anything.

    The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  • Wait till he gits tamed down a little, and then you shall see him.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • He laffs when he gits wet, and only takes pills tew pleaze other folks.

    Josh Billings on Ice Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • "Hope he gits along better with 'em up there 'n he did here," remarked Jim.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • De meetin' done stahted a houah back—'less us gits dah in fifteen minnits de do's closed.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Dey is previdin' you gits outen yo' trance an' takes yo' cah on de 4:10.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Most cullud folks is, at dat time, an' most of 'em gits de 'ligion, 'caze it kinder ease 'em up.

    Sunlight Patch Credo Fitch Harris
  • I gits me some fryin' pans an' I cooks me up some fresh fish every day.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Do you suppose the gentleman wants ter go to Davy Jones's Locker afore he gits well started on his way?

  • gits so you can hardly remember how it was 'fore you joined up.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
British Dictionary definitions for gits


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)
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Word Origin and History for gits



"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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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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