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gin

play
verb \ˈgin\

Definition of gin

gan play \ˈgan\ gin·ning

archaic

  1. :  begin



Origin of gin

Middle English ginnen, short for beginnen


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with gin


2

gin

play
noun \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

  1. :  any of various tools or mechanical devices: as a :  a snare or trap for game b :  cotton gin



Origin of gin

Middle English gin, from Anglo-French, short for engin — more at engine


First Known Use: 13th century


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gin

play
verb \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

ginnedgin·ning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  snare

  3. 2 :  to separate (cotton fiber) from seeds and waste material

  4. 3 :  to come up with :  generate —usually used with up <gin up enthusiasm>

gin·ner noun


1606

First Known Use of gin

1606


4

gin

play
conjunction \ˈgin\

Definition of gin

dial

  1. :  if



Origin of gin

perhaps by contraction from dialect gif if + an if


First Known Use: 1580


5

gin

play
noun \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

  1. 1 :  a colorless alcoholic beverage made from distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits flavored with juniper berries and aromatics (as anise and caraway seeds)

  2. 2 a :  gin rummy b :  the act of laying down a full hand of matched cards in gin rummy

gin·ny play \ˈjin-ē\ adjective


Origin of gin

by shortening & alteration from geneva


First Known Use: 1713

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