gyp

gyp

1 [jip]
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] , gypster. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindler or cheat.
4.
Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.
Also, gip.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; back formation from Gypsy


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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gyp

2 [jip]
noun British Informal.
a male college servant, as at Cambridge and Durham.

Origin:
1740–50; perhaps from Gypsy

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gyp or slang gip1 (dʒɪp)
 
vb , gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping, gipped
1.  (tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
 
n
2.  an act of cheating
3.  a person who gyps
 
[C18: back formation from Gypsy]
 
gip or slang gip1
 
vb
 
n
 
[C18: back formation from Gypsy]

gyp2 (dʒɪp)
 
n
slang (Brit), (NZ) severe pain; torture: his arthritis gave him gyp
 
[C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee1]

gyp3 (dʒɪp)
 
n
Compare scout a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham
 
[C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion]

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gyp
"to cheat, swindle," 1889, Amer.Eng., probably short for Gypsy.
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