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Origin of git

First recorded in 1945–50; variant of get Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun British slang
  1. a contemptible person, often a fool
  2. 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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