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Definition for gi (2 of 6)
Definition for gi (3 of 6)
noun, plural GI's or GIs.
verb (used with object), GI'd, GI'ing.
verb (used without object), GI'd, GI'ing.
Origin of GI
Definition for gi (4 of 6)
Definition for gi (5 of 6)
Definition for gi (6 of 6)
or G.I.'s, G.I.s.
Origin of GI's
Examples from the Web for gi
The congressman traces his belief in Santa Claus back 40 years, when he was a student going to college “on the GI Bill.”Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract performs different digestive functions are various different locations.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asked if he knew the names of the newborn quadruplets, Merritt recalled two: gi—a karate outfit—and po—a chamber pot.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble|David Bukszpan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This egalitarian impulse was in part driven by people returning from WW II and Korea, many of whom benefited from the GI Bill.
This was further augmented by the GI bill, which also provided low-interest loans to returning veterans.
You'll gi' me a fair price for the lot, or I'll take um back.McTeague|Frank Norris
Then gi'me your haand on it, cumraade; an' you shall have 'em!Drolls From Shadowland|J. H. Pearce
And I'll mix some hoecakes and bake some sweet taters and gi' you a pitcher o' cool sweet milk.Honey-Sweet|Edna Turpin
Mr. Varnum, he gi' me a book he said was better, and I guess it is.Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post
Na matter wh may hap, ye swar ye willna tell Aaron gi ye one drop from that bottle?Dick Merriwell Abroad|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for gi (1 of 5)
Word Origin for gi
British Dictionary definitions for gi (2 of 5)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for gi (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for gi (4 of 5)
noun US informal
Word Origin for GI
British Dictionary definitions for gi (5 of 5)
Word Origin and History for gi
also GI, 1936 as an adjective meaning "U.S. Army equipment," American English, apparently an abbreviation of Government Issue, and applied to anything associated with servicemen. Transferred sense of "U.S. Army soldier" arose during World War II (first recorded 1943), apparently from the jocular notion that the men themselves were manufactured by the government.
An earlier G.I. (1908) was an abbreviation of galvanized iron, especially in G.I. can, a type of metal trash can; the term was picked up by U.S. soldiers in World War I as slang for a similar-looking type of German artillery shells. But it is highly unlikely that this G.I. came to mean "soldier." No two sources seem to agree on the entire etymology, but none backs the widespread notion that it stands for *General Infantry. GI Joe "any U.S. soldier" attested from 1942 (date in OED is a typo).