- British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.
Origin of git
First recorded in 1945–50; variant of get
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Examples from the Web for git
He is as conversant with HTML and Git as with metaphor and the twists and turns of plotting.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code
August 29, 2014
When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.
No, sir; I'm not gwine to stir from here till I git my twenty dollars!Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
You do like I tells yer, or yer'll git yer eggercation wid a brick.A Night Out
Git hould of the girl Cynthie, an' give her the tip that things is purty bad.
But if the old man promised you anything, see, God blast me, you'll git it.
- a contemptible person, often a fool
- a bastard
C20: from get (in the sense: to beget, hence a bastard, fool)
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper