gype

noun
\ ˈgīp \
plural -s

Definition of gype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish
: fool
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gype (Entry 2 of 2)

Scottish
: to stare like a fool

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History and Etymology for gype

Noun

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse geip nonsense, geipa to talk nonsense, gīpr mouth, throat, Norwegian dialect geipa to talk nonsense; akin to Middle Dutch gīpen to gasp, Old English gīpian, geonian to yawn

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“Gype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gype. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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