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noun
a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt.
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Origin of gi

1970–75; shortening of Japanese jūdō-gi jujitsu garb, equivalent to jūdōjudo + -gi, combining form of ki to wear

Other definitions for gi (2 of 5)

Gi

gilbert; gilberts.

Other definitions for gi (3 of 5)

Origin of GI

1915–20; originally abbreviation of galvanized iron, used in U.S. Army bookkeeping in entering articles (e.g., trash cans) made of it; later extended to all articles issued (as an assumed abbreviation of government issue) and finally to soldiers themselves

Other definitions for gi (4 of 5)

gi.

abbreviation
gill; gills.

Other definitions for gi (5 of 5)

G.I.

abbreviation
galvanized iron.
gastrointestinal.
general issue.
government issue.
Also GI, g.i.
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British Dictionary definitions for gi (1 of 5)

gi1
/ (ɡiː) /

noun
a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial artsa karate gi

Word Origin for gi

from Japanese -gi costume, from ki to wear

British Dictionary definitions for gi (2 of 5)

gi2

the internet domain name for
Gibraltar

British Dictionary definitions for gi (3 of 5)

Gi
/ electronics /

abbreviation for
gilbert

British Dictionary definitions for gi (4 of 5)

GI1

noun US informal
plural GIs or GI's a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man
adjective
conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue

Word Origin for GI

C20: abbrev. of government issue

British Dictionary definitions for gi (5 of 5)

GI2

g.i.


abbreviation for
gastrointestinal
glycaemic index
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Medical definitions for gi

GI

abbr.
gastrointestinal
Gingival Index
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