[ git ]
/ gɪt /


British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.

Origin of git

First recorded in 1945–50; variant of get Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for git


/ (ɡɪt) /

noun British slang

a contemptible person, often a fool
a bastard

Word Origin for git

C20: from get (in the sense: to beget, hence a bastard, fool)
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Word Origin and History for git



"worthless person," 1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get "illegitimate child, brat," which is related to beget.

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