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[jip-oh] /ˈdʒɪp oʊ/
noun, plural gyppos. Slang.
a logger who operates on a small budget and typically gleans the timberlands already cut by larger companies.
Also called gyppo logger.
Origin of gyppo
probably ellipsis from gyppo logger, gyppo outfit, etc.; gyppo orig., someone willing to do piecework, usually a non-union worker (probably employed by such logging companies); see gyp1, -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Only once did he make the mistake of heeling-up a gyppo, after which he made a great pretense of being very sick.

British Dictionary definitions for gyppo


noun (pl) -pos
(slang) a derogatory term for Gypsy
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: They discussed gyppo logging


  1. Part-time work
  2. An itinerant worker or pieceworker


To cheat; swindle; gyp: The contract worker is being unmercifully gyppoed by the boss (1920s+)

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