gi

abbreviation

Definition of gi

gill

1

GI

adjective \ ˌjē-ˈī \

Definition of GI

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

Origin and Etymology of gi

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


2

GI

noun

Definition of GI

plural GIs or GI's play \ˌjē-ˈīz\
: a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces; especially : a man enlisted in the army

First Known Use of gi

1943


3

GI

adverb

Definition of GI

: in a strictly regulation manner

First Known Use of gi

1949


4

GI

verb

Definition of GI

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

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

First Known Use of gi

1951


5

GI

abbreviation

Definition of GI

1 galvanized iron
2 gastrointestinal
3 general issue; government issue

GI Defined for English Language Learners

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

noun \ ˌjē-ˈī \

Definition of GI for Students

: a member of the United States armed forces

Medical Dictionary

GI

abbreviation \ (ˈ)jē-ˈī \

medical Definition of GI

1 gastrointestinal
2 glycemic index


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