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gi

abbreviation

Definition of gi

  1. gill




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GI

play
adjective \ˌjē-ˈī\

Definition of GI

  1. 1 :  provided by an official United States military supply department <GI shoes>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of United States military personnel

  3. 3 :  conforming to military regulations or customs <a GI haircut>



Origin of gi

galvanized iron; from abbreviation used in listing such articles as garbage cans, but taken as abbreviation for government issue


First Known Use: circa 1935

Rhymes with gi

aby, agley, air-dry, Alai, ally, Altai, anti, apply, assai, awry, aye-aye, Bacchae, Baha'i, banzai, barfly, bee fly, Belgae, belie, bigeye, big lie, black eye, blackfly, black tie, blow-dry, blowby, blowfly, blue-sky, Bo Hai, bone-dry, bonsai, botfly, Brunei, buckeye, bugeye, bye-bye, canaille, catchfly, cat's-eye, Chennai, chess pie, Chiang Mai, cockeye, cockshy, come by, comply, cow pie, crane fly, cross-eye, deadeye, decry, deep-fry, deep-sky, deerfly, defy, Delphi, deny, descry, do by, dong quai, drip-dry, drop by, dry eye, dry fly, elhi, Eli, espy, face fly, firefly, fish-eye, flesh fly, flyby, fly high, forby, freeze-dry, frogeye, fruit fly, gadfly, gallfly, get by, glass eye, go by, good-bye, greenfly, grisaille, gun-shy, Haggai, Hawkeye, heel fly, hereby, hi-fi, hog-tie, horn fly, horsefly, housefly, imply, jai alai, July, Karzai, Kasai, knee-high, lanai, Lanai, lay-by, lay by, Lehigh, let fly, Levi, lie by, magpie, mai tai, mao-tai, Masai, mayfly, medfly, mind's eye, Moirai, mooneye, Mumbai, my eye, nearby, necktie, nilgai, nisi, outbye, outcry, oxeye, pad thai, Panay, panfry, Parcae, piece-dye, pigsty, pinkeye, Po Hai, pop eye, pop fly, potpie, put by, Qinghai, quasi, rabbi, red-eye, rely, reply, rib eye, ride high, rocaille, rough-dry, run dry, Sakai, sand fly, sci-fi, screw eye, semi, Sendai, serai, set by, shanghai, Shanghai, sheep's eye, shoofly, shut-eye, Sinai, sky-high, small-fry, stand by, standby, stir-fry, string tie, supply, swear by, terai, test-fly, thereby, tie-dye, titi, tongue-tie, Transkei, twist tie, two-ply, untie, vat dye, Versailles, walleye, well-nigh, whereby, whitefly, wild rye, wise guy


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GI

noun

Simple Definition of GI

  • : a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of GI

plural GIs or GI's play \-ˈīz\

  1. :  a member or former member of the United States armed forces; especially :  a man enlisted in the army

1943

First Known Use of gi

1943


3

GI

adverb

Definition of GI

  1. :  in a strictly regulation manner



1949

First Known Use of gi

1949


4

GI

verb

Definition of GI

GI'd play \-ˈīd\ GI'ing play \-ˈī-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to clean thoroughly (as floors) in preparation for or as if for a military inspection



Examples of gi in a sentence

  1. <in preparation for one of her mother-in-law's dreaded visits, she had GI'd the whole house>



1951

First Known Use of gi

1951


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GI

abbreviation

Definition of GI

  1. 1 galvanized iron

  2. 2 gastrointestinal

  3. 3 general issue; government issue




GI Defined for Kids

GI

play
noun \ˌjē-ˈī\

Definition of GI for Students

  1. :  a member of the United States armed forces




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