gyppo

[ jip-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɪp oʊ /

noun, plural gyp·pos.Slang.

a logger who operates on a small budget and typically gleans the timberlands already cut by larger companies.

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Also called gyppo logger.

Origin of gyppo

Probably ellipsis from gyppo logger, gyppo outfit, etc.; gyppo originally, someone willing to do piecework, usually a non-union worker (probably employed by such logging companies); see gyp1, -o
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British Dictionary definitions for gyppo

gyppo
/ (ˈdʒɪpəʊ) /

noun plural -pos

slang a derogatory term for Gypsy
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