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gyp1

or gip

[jip] /dʒɪp/
verb (used with or without object), gypped, gypping.
1.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.
noun
2.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindle or fraud.
3.
Also, gypper
[jip-er] /ˈdʒɪp ər/ (Show IPA),
gypster. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindler or cheat.
4.
Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.
Origin of gyp1
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; back formation from Gypsy
Usage note
Gyp in the meanings “to swindle” or “a person who swindles” is sometimes perceived as insulting to or by Gypsies, since it stereotypes them as swindlers. However, gyp has apparently never been used as a deliberate ethnic slur, and many people are unaware that it is derived from Gypsy.

gyp2

[jip] /dʒɪp/
noun, British Informal.
1.
a male college servant, as at Cambridge and Durham.
Origin
First recorded in 1740-50; perhaps from Gypsy
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Examples from the Web for gyp
Historical Examples
  • gyp's tone asked, rather: "What in the world have you found to do?"

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  • "Isn't it funny," mused gyp as she balanced on the footboard of her bed.

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  • "And gyp's things muss my room so," cried Tibby, plaintively.

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  • gyp and Tibby went upstairs with her; Graham disappeared with Pepperpot.

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  • "The poor old man," Jerry said so feelingly that gyp stared at her.

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  • gyp had yelled with the others, so had Ginny Cox, who had come back into the room.

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  • She had not laid eyes on gyp after that one fleeting glimpse on the stairs.

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  • And there was gyp smiling and beckoning her to an empty desk beside her.

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  • Jerry declared, of course, that gyp's suggestion was "wonderful."

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  • gyp had passed beyond the age when Graham's teasing could disturb her.

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British Dictionary definitions for gyp

gyp1

/dʒɪp/
verb gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping, gipped
1.
(transitive) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
noun
2.
an act of cheating
3.
a person who gyps
Word Origin
C18: back formation from Gypsy

gyp2

/dʒɪp/
noun
1.
(Brit & NZ, slang) severe pain; torture: his arthritis gave him gyp
Word Origin
C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee1

gyp3

/dʒɪp/
noun
1.
a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham Compare scout1 (sense 5)
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion
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Word Origin and History for gyp
v.

"to cheat, swindle," 1889, American English, probably derived from the colloquial shortening of Gypsy (cf. gip). Related: Gypped. As a noun, "fraudulent action, a cheat," by 1914.

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

gyp

modifier

: a gyp joint/ gyp terms

noun

  1. (also gyp artist or gypster) A swindler; cheater; crook: denunciations of punks, tinhorns, and gyps (1889+)
  2. : the victim of any such gyp (1914+)
  3. A cabdriver who does not start the meter, hence can pocket the fare (1930+ Cabdrivers)

verb

To cheat; swindle; con: We got gypped out of it all in two days

[fr gypsy]

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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