gip

[ jip ]
/ dʒɪp /

verb (used with or without object), gipped, gip·ping, noun


Nearby words

  1. giorgi system,
  2. giorgione,
  3. giotto,
  4. giovanni bologna,
  5. giovanni da fiesole,
  6. gipon,
  7. gippsland,
  8. gippy,
  9. gipsies,
  10. gipsy

Related formsgip·per, noun

gyp

1

or gip

[ jip ]
/ dʒɪp /

verb (used with or without object), gypped, gyp·ping.

Informal: Sometimes Offensive. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.

noun

Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindle or fraud.
Also gyp·per [jip-er] /ˈdʒɪp ər/, gypster. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindler or cheat.
Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.

Origin of gyp

1
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.

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British Dictionary definitions for gip

gip

/ (dʒɪp) /

verb gips, gipping or gipped

a variant spelling of gyp 1
Northern English informal to vomit or feel like vomiting

noun

a variant spelling of gyp 2

gyp

1

gip

slang

verb gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping or gipped

(tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud

noun

an act of cheating
a person who gyps

Word Origin for gyp

C18: back formation from Gypsy

gyp

2
/ (dʒɪp) /

noun

British and NZ slang severe pain; torturehis arthritis gave him gyp

Word Origin for gyp

C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee 1

gyp

3
/ (dʒɪp) /

noun

a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and DurhamCompare scout 1 (def. 5)

Word Origin for gyp

C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion

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Word Origin and History for gip
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Medicine definitions for gip

GIP

abbr.

gastric inhibitory polypeptide

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