gyp

noun
\ ˈjip How to pronounce gyp (audio) \
plural gyps

Definition of gyp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

gyp

verb
gypped; gypping; gyps

Definition of gyp (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

informal + offensive : cheat

Examples of gyp in a Sentence

Noun Is that all they give you? What a gyp! we were very disappointed when the “free weekend in Las Vegas” offer turned out to be a gyp Verb gypped them into spending a fortune on counterfeit jewels, not real diamonds

First Known Use of gyp

Noun

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gyp

Noun

probably short for gypsy

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“Gyp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyp. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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