gyp

1 of 2

noun

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

gyp

2 of 2

verb

gypped; gypping; gyps

transitive + intransitive

informal + offensive : cheat

Word History

Etymology

Noun

probably short for gypsy

First Known Use

Noun

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gyp was in 1767

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“Gyp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyp. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

gyp

2 of 2 verb
gypped; gypping

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