1

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


2

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 Defined for English Language Learners

gyp

verb

Definition of gyp for English Language Learners

  • : to cheat (someone)



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gyp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or showing sorrow and remorse

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!