Definition of gi

 (Entry 1 of 6)

gill
\ ˌjē-ˈī How to pronounce GI (audio) \

Definition of GI (Entry 2 of 6)

1 : provided by an official U.S. military supply department GI shoes
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of U.S. military personnel
3 : conforming to military regulations or customs a GI haircut

GI

noun
plural GIs or GI's\ ˌjē-​ˈīz How to pronounce GI's (audio) \

Definition of GI (Entry 3 of 6)

: a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces especially : a man enlisted in the army

Definition of GI (Entry 4 of 6)

: in a strictly regulation manner

GI

verb
GI'd\ ˌjē-​ˈīd How to pronounce GI'd (audio) \; GI'ing\ ˌjē-​ˈī-​iŋ How to pronounce GI'ing (audio) \

Definition of GI (Entry 5 of 6)

transitive verb

: to clean (something) thoroughly in preparation for or as if for a military inspection The barracks … were in fine order—they'd been GI'd the night before.New Republic

Definition of GI (Entry 6 of 6)

1 galvanized iron
2 gastrointestinal
3 general issue; government issue

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Synonyms & Antonyms for gi

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of gi in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of gi

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1943, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1949, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gi

Adjective

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

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“Gi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gi. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for gi

GI

noun

English Language Learners Definition of GI

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

GI

noun
\ ˌjē-ˈī How to pronounce GI (audio) \

Kids Definition of GI

: a member of the United States armed forces
\ (ˈ)jē-ˈī How to pronounce GI (audio) \

Medical Definition of GI

1 gastrointestinal
2 glycemic index

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