GI's

GI's

[jee-ahyz]
noun
the GI's, Slang. diarrhea.
Also, G.I.'s, G.I.s.


Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; probably for GI shits; see GI, -s3

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gi

[gee]
noun
a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt.
Also, gie.


Origin:
1970–75; shortening of Japanese jūdō-gi jujitsu garb, equivalent to jūdō judo + -gi, combining form of ki to wear

GI

[jee-ahy]
noun, plural GI's or GIs.
1.
a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, especially an enlisted soldier.
adjective
2.
rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
3.
of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
4.
conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
5.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.
verb (used with object), GI'd, GI'ing.
6.
to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
verb (used without object), GI'd, GI'ing.
7.
to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.
Also, G.I.


Origin:
1915–20; orig. abbreviation of galvanized iron, used in U.S. Army bookkeeping in entering articles (e.g., trash cans) made of it; later extended to all articles issued (as an assumed abbreviation of government issue) and finally to soldiers themselves

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gi1 (ɡiː)
 
n
a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial arts: a karate gi
 
[from Japanese -gi costume, from ki to wear]

gi2
 
the internet domain name for
Gibraltar

Gi
 
abbreviation for
gilbert

GI1
 
n , GIs, GI's
1.  a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man
 
adj
2.  conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue
 
[C20: abbrev. of government issue]

GI or g.i.2
 
abbreviation for
1.  gastrointestinal
2.  glycaemic index
 
g.i. or g.i.2
 
abbreviation for

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GI abbr.

  1. gastrointestinal

  2. Gingival Index

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gi
gill
GI
  1. galvanized iron

  2. gastrointestinal

  3. general issue

  4. glycemic index

  5. Government Issue

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