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git

[git] /gɪt/
noun
1.
British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person.
Origin of git
1945-1950
1945-50; variant of get
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  • Some of 'em, they said, had traveled half the night to git in town bright and early.

    Clover and Blue Grass Eliza Calvert Hall
  • When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.

  • Yeh ought to give the gentleman a chance to git used to the ways of th' country.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • You do like I tells yer, or yer'll git yer eggercation wid a brick.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • But it's like this, child: a man may git a lot of helpmates in this world, but he don't find his real mate but once.

    The Loves of Ambrose Margaret Vandercook
  • git hould of the girl Cynthie, an' give her the tip that things is purty bad.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Der yer tink, den, massa, dat dey'll git to fightin' at Charl'son?

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • I went an' done all I could t' cheer 'im up, an' that's all the thanks I git fer it.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • Ah don' want t' git into any mo' alterations with them boys, but Ah suttinly will weah 'em out if they don't mind theah cautions.

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for git

git

/ɡɪt/
noun (Brit, slang)
1.
a contemptible person, often a fool
2.
a bastard
Word Origin
C20: from get (in the sense: to beget, hence a bastard, fool)
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Word Origin and History for git
n.

"worthless person," 1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get "illegitimate child, brat," which is related to beget.

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Slang definitions & phrases for git

git

interjection

A command to leave; blow, scram (1864+)

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

GIT

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