gi

abbreviation

Definition of gi

  1. gill


1

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 and Etymology 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


2

GI

noun

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


5

GI

abbreviation

Definition of GI

  1. 1 galvanized iron

  2. 2 gastrointestinal

  3. 3 general issue; government issue


GI Defined for English Language Learners


2

GI

noun

Definition of GI for English Language Learners

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


GI Defined for Kids

GI

play
noun \ˌjē-ˈī\

Definition of GI for Students

  1. :  a member of the United States armed forces


Medical Dictionary

GI

play
abbreviation \(ˈ)jē-ˈī\

Medical Definition of GI

  1. 1gastrointestinal

  2. 2glycemic index



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