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gyp

noun \ ˈjip \

Definition of gyp

1 British : a college servant
2 informal, now sometimes offensive
a : one who cheats : swindler
b : an act or instance of cheating : fraud, swindle

Examples of gyp in a Sentence

  1. Is that all they give you? What a gyp!

  2. we were very disappointed when the “free weekend in Las Vegas” offer turned out to be a gyp

Origin and Etymology of gyp

probably short for gypsy

First Known Use: 1750

in the meaning defined at sense 1


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gyp

verb

Definition of gyp

gypped; gypping
informal, now sometimes offensive : cheat

Examples of gyp in a Sentence

  1. gypped them into spending a fortune on counterfeit jewels, not real diamonds

gyp Synonyms



GYP Defined for English Language Learners

gyp

Definition of gyp for English Language Learners

  • : to cheat (someone)



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