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gin

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verb \ˈgin\

Definition of gin

gan

play \ˈgan\;

ginning

archaic

  1. :  begin

Origin and Etymology of gin

Middle English ginnen, short for beginnen


First Known Use: 13th century


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gin

play
noun \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

  1. :  any of various tools or mechanical devices: such asa :  a snare or trap for gameb :  cotton gin

Origin and Etymology of gin

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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gin

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verb \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

ginned

;

ginning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  snare

  3. 2 :  to separate (cotton fiber) from seeds and waste material

  4. 3 :  to come up with :  generate —usually used with up gin up enthusiasm

ginner

noun

1606

First Known Use of gin

1606


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gin

play
conjunction \ˈgin\

Definition of gin

dialect

  1. :  if

Origin and Etymology of gin

perhaps by contraction from dialect gif if + an if


First Known Use: 1580


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gin

play
noun \ˈjin\

Definition of gin

  1. 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. 2a :  gin rummyb :  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


First Known Use: 1713

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GIN Defined for Kids

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gin

play
noun \ˈjin\

Definition of gin for Students


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gin

play
verb

Definition of gin for Students

ginned

;

ginning

  1. :  to separate seeds from cotton in a cotton gin


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gin

play
noun

Definition of gin for Students

  1. :  a strong alcoholic liquor flavored with juniper berries



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