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GI's

[jee-ahyz] /ˈdʒiˈaɪz/
noun
1.
the GI's, Slang. diarrhea.
Also, G.I.'s, G.I.s.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; probably for GI shits; see GI, -s3

gi

[gee] /gi/
noun
1.
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] /ˈdʒiˈaɪ/
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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  • gis often credited him with helping them to get through the rigors of the war.
British Dictionary definitions for gis

GIS

abbreviation
1.
geographic(al) information system: a system for storing, editing, and displaying geographical information on computer
2.
(in Canada) guaranteed income supplement

gi1

/ɡiː/
noun
1.
a loose-fitting white suit worn in judo, karate, and other martial arts: a karate gi
Word Origin
from Japanese -gi costume, from ki to wear

gi2

abbreviation
1.
Gibraltar

Gi

abbreviation
1.
gilbert

GI1

noun (US, informal)
1.
(pl) GIs, GI's. a soldier in the US Army, esp an enlisted man
adjective
2.
conforming to US Army regulations; of standard government issue
Word Origin
C20: abbrev. of government issue

GI2

abbreviation
1.
gastrointestinal
2.
glycaemic index
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gis in Medicine

GI abbr.

  1. gastrointestinal

  2. Gingival Index

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gis in Science
GIS  
Abbreviation of Geographic Information System
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Slang definitions & phrases for gis

GI

adjective

Of, in, or from the US armed forces, esp the Army; government issue: GI shoes/ His officious ways are very GI (WWI armed forces)

noun

A member of the US armed forces, esp an enlisted Army soldier serving since or during World War II: The GIs fought furiously to hold Taejon (Armed forces)

verb

To scrub and make trim: They GIed the barracks every Friday night (WWII Army)

Related Terms

gi party, the gis


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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gis in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for gis

GIS

Geographic Information System

gi

gill

GI

  1. galvanized iron
  2. gastrointestinal
  3. general issue
  4. glycemic index
  5. Government Issue
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Encyclopedia Article for gis

gi

in measurement, unit of volume in the British Imperial and United States Customary systems. It is used almost exclusively for the measurement of liquids. Although its capacity has varied with time and location, in the United States it is defined as half a cup, or four U.S. fluid ounces, which equals 7.219 cubic inches, or 118.29 cubic cm; in Great Britain the gill is five British fluid ounces, which equals 8.669 cubic inches, one-fourth pint, or 142.07 cubic cm.

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