verb (used with or without object), gipped, gip·ping, noun Related forms gip·per, noun 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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stick Examples from the Web for gip Historical Examples of gip
Her only doll had been a "rag baby," and
Gip, the dog, had demolished that.
He caught up the ax in his 34 left hand and chopped away,
I glanced at
Gip, but Gip was looking at a magic rocking-horse. Gip made no answer, but his grip tightened on my finger, and so we came into the shop.
I said, "How would you like your soldiers to come alive,
Gip, and march about by themselves?" British Dictionary definitions for gip 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 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 noun British and NZ slang severe pain; torture his arthritis gave him gyp Word Origin for gyp
C19: probably a contraction of
gee up!; see gee 1 noun a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham Compare 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
attested from 1840 as an abbreviation of
gypsy (q.v.). Also see gyp. Related: Gipped; gipping. v.
"to cheat, swindle," 1889, American English, probably derived from the colloquial shortening of
Gypsy (cf. gip). Related: Gypped. As a noun, "fraudulent action, a cheat," by 1914.
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