gi

abbreviation (1)

Definition of gi 

(Entry 1 of 6)

gill

\ˌjē-ˈī \

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 \

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

GI

adverb

Definition of GI (Entry 4 of 6)

: in a strictly regulation manner

GI

verb
GI'd\ˌjē-ˈīd \; GI'ing\ˌjē-ˈī-iŋ \

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

GI

abbreviation (2)

Definition of GI (Entry 6 of 6)

1 galvanized iron

2 gastrointestinal

3 general issue; government issue

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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The first known use of gi was in 1926

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GI

noun

English Language Learners Definition of GI

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

GI

noun
\ˌjē-ˈī \

Kids Definition of GI

: a member of the United States armed forces

\(ˈ)jē-ˈī \

Medical Definition of GI 

1 gastrointestinal

2 glycemic index

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