gyppo logger

gyppo

[jip-oh]
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:
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

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gyppo (ˈdʒɪpəʊ)
 
n , pl -pos
slang a derogatory term for Gypsy

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