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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a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, especially an enlisted soldier.
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.
to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.
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- Also GI, g.i.
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How to use gi in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was further augmented by the gi bill, which also provided low-interest loans to returning veterans.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There's my Dick, an' he wor only ten year older, I'd gi him to yer, wi a right good wull—that a' wud.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
"If ye hadn't gi'n me warnin', Liz, that there stun'd about fixed me," he remarked.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
"Happen he gi' him both, and throwed in th' Litany," shouted another.That Lass O' Lowrie's | Frances Hodgson Burnett
"If yo'll gi' me th' letter, I'll tak' it an' thank yo'," said Joan.That Lass O' Lowrie's | Frances Hodgson Burnett
We can gi' thee a bed if thou likes: it's no but a poor one, but it's none so bad—eh, lass?Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for gi (1 of 5)
a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial arts: a karate gi
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British Dictionary definitions for GI (4 of 5)
plural GIs or GI's a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man
conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue
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