GI's

or G.I.'s, G.I.s.

[jee-ahyz]

noun

the GI's, Slang. diarrhea.

Origin of GI's

1960–65, Americanism; probably for GI shits; see GI, -s3

GI

or G.I.

[jee-ahy]

noun, plural GI's or GIs.

a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, especially an enlisted soldier.

adjective

rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.

verb (used with object), GI'd, GI'ing.

to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.

verb (used without object), GI'd, GI'ing.

to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.

Origin of GI

1915–20; orig. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for g.i.'s

gi

1

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

gi

2

the internet domain name for

Gibraltar

Gi

abbreviation for

gilbert

GI

1

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

GI

2

g.i.

abbreviation for

gastrointestinal
glycaemic index
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g.i.'s in Medicine

GI

abbr.

gastrointestinal
Gingival Index
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