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gip

[jip] /dʒɪp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), gipped, gipping, noun
1.
gyp1 .
Related forms
gipper, noun

gyp1

or gip

[jip] /dʒɪp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), gypped, gypping.
1.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.
noun
2.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindle or fraud.
3.
Also, gypper
[jip-er] /ˈdʒɪp ər/ (Show IPA),
gypster. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindler or cheat.
4.
Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.
Origin of gyp1
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; back formation from Gypsy
Usage note
Gyp in the meanings “to swindle” or “a person who swindles” is sometimes perceived as insulting to or by Gypsies, since it stereotypes them as swindlers. However, gyp has apparently never been used as a deliberate ethnic slur, and many people are unaware that it is derived from Gypsy.
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Examples from the Web for gip
Historical Examples
  • As for the 'gip' who was stabbed, nothing more was heard of it; she 'traipsed' off with the rest.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • Her only doll had been a "rag baby," and gip, the dog, had demolished that.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
  • gip, who I must say, had a wonderful amount of tact, ran up to them with a friendly little bark.

    "Carrots:" Mrs. Molesworth
  • He caught up the ax in his 34 left hand and chopped away, gip, gop!

    Tales of Folk and Fairies Katharine Pyle
  • One fiendish creature drew her scissors, and, using them like a stiletto, drove the sharp point into a sister 'gip's' head.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • I glanced at gip, but gip was looking at a magic rocking-horse.

  • gip made no answer, but his grip tightened on my finger, and so we came into the shop.

  • I said, "How would you like your soldiers to come alive, gip, and march about by themselves?"

  • But though her child was none the worse, the mother-hen began to batter and beat poor gip as if he had maimed it for life.

  • No scout in Oxford, no gip in Cambridge, ever matched him in speed and intelligence.

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for gip

gip

/dʒɪp/
verb gips, gipping, gipped
1.
a variant spelling of gyp1
2.
(Northern English, informal) to vomit or feel like vomiting
noun
3.
a variant spelling of gyp2

gyp1

/dʒɪp/
verb gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping, gipped
1.
(transitive) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
noun
2.
an act of cheating
3.
a person who gyps
Word Origin
C18: back formation from Gypsy

gyp2

/dʒɪp/
noun
1.
(Brit & NZ, slang) severe pain; torture: his arthritis gave him gyp
Word Origin
C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee1

gyp3

/dʒɪp/
noun
1.
a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham Compare scout1 (sense 5)
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion
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Word Origin and History for gip

attested from 1840 as an abbreviation of gypsy (q.v.). Also see gyp. Related: Gipped; gipping.

gyp

v.

"to cheat, swindle," 1889, American English, probably derived from the colloquial shortening of Gypsy (cf. gip). Related: Gypped. As a noun, "fraudulent action, a cheat," by 1914.

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gip in Medicine

GIP abbr.
gastric inhibitory polypeptide

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for gip

gip

Related Terms

gyp

gyp

modifier

: a gyp joint/ gyp terms

noun

  1. (also gyp artist or gypster) A swindler; cheater; crook: denunciations of punks, tinhorns, and gyps (1889+)
  2. : the victim of any such gyp (1914+)
  3. A cabdriver who does not start the meter, hence can pocket the fare (1930+ Cabdrivers)

verb

To cheat; swindle; con: We got gypped out of it all in two days

[fr gypsy]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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gip in Technology

1. General Interpretive Programme.
A 1956 interpreted language for the English Electric DEUCE, with array operations and an extensive library of numerical methods.
["Interpretive and Brick Schemes, with Special Reference to Matrix Operations", English Electric COmpany, DEUCE News No. 10 (1956)].
(1994-11-02)
2. An erroneous singular of GIPS.
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Related Abbreviations for gip

GIP

1.
gastric inhibitory polypeptide
2.
gastric inhibitory peptide
3.
Gibraltar-pound (currency)
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