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gin

verb \ ˈgin \

Definition of gin

gan play \ˈgan\; ginning
archaic
: begin

Origin and Etymology of gin

Middle English ginnen, short for beginnen


2

gin

noun \ ˈjin \

Definition of gin

: any of various tools or mechanical devices: such as
a : a snare or trap for game

Origin and Etymology of gin

Middle English gin, from Anglo-French, short for engin — more at engine


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gin

verb \ ˈjin \

Definition of gin

ginned; ginning
1 : snare
2 : to separate (cotton fiber) from seeds and waste material
3 : to come up with : generate usually used with up
  • gin up enthusiasm

ginner

noun

First Known Use of gin

1583

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gin

conjunction \ ˈgin \

Definition of gin

dialect
: if

Origin and Etymology of gin

perhaps by contraction from dialect gif if + an if


5

gin

noun \ ˈjin \

Definition of gin

1 : a colorless alcoholic beverage made from distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits flavored with juniper berries and aromatics (such as anise and caraway seeds)
2 a : gin rummy
b : the act of laying down a full hand of matched cards in gin rummy

ginny

play \ˈjin-ē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gin

by shortening & alteration from geneva

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GIN Defined for Kids

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gin

noun \ ˈjin \

Definition of gin for Students


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gin

verb

Definition of gin for Students

ginned; ginning
: to separate seeds from cotton in a cotton gin

3

gin

noun

Definition of gin for Students

: a strong alcoholic liquor flavored with juniper berries


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