gym

[jim]

noun

a gymnasium.
Informal. physical education.

Nearby words

  1. gy,
  2. gyandzha,
  3. gyani,
  4. gybe,
  5. gyges,
  6. gym bunny,
  7. gym shoe,
  8. gym suit,
  9. gymel,
  10. gymkhana

Origin of gym

First recorded in 1870–75; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for gym

gym

noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for gym

gym

n.

short for gymnasium, attested from 1871, U.S. student slang.

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