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gyppo

[jip-oh]
noun, plural gyp·pos. Slang.
  1. a logger who operates on a small budget and typically gleans the timberlands already cut by larger companies.
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Origin of gyppo

probably ellipsis from gyppo logger, gyppo outfit, etc.; gyppo orig., someone willing to do piecework, usually a non-union worker (probably employed by such logging companies); see gyp1, -o
Also called gyppo logger.
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Historical Examples of gyppo

  • Only once did he make the mistake of heeling-up a Gyppo, after which he made a great pretense of being very sick.

    "Over There" with the Australians

    R. Hugh Knyvett


British Dictionary definitions for gyppo

gyppo

noun plural -pos
  1. slang a derogatory term for Gypsy
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