GIF

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noun \ˈgif, ˈjif\

Definition of GIF

plural

GIFs

  1. :  a computer file format for the compression and storage of visual digital information; also :  an image or video stored in this format Using emoji, emoticons and GIFs in a texted conversation instantly signals the difference between sincerity and a joke or sarcasm. — Jenna Wortham

Origin and Etymology of gif

graphic interchange format


First Known Use: 1987


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