gyro

noun (1)
gy·​ro | \ ˈjī-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce gyro (audio) \
plural gyros

Definition of gyro

 (Entry 1 of 3)

gyro

noun (2)
gy·​ro | \ ˈyē-ˌrō How to pronounce gyro (audio) , ˈzhir-ō How to pronounce gyro (audio) \
plural gyros

Definition of gyro (Entry 2 of 3)

: a sandwich especially of lamb and beef, tomato, onion, and yogurt sauce on pita bread

Gyro

noun (3)
Gy·​ro | \ ˈjī-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce Gyro (audio) \
plural Gyros

Definition of Gyro (Entry 3 of 3)

: a member of a major international service club

First Known Use of gyro

Noun (1)

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gyro

Noun (2)

Modern Greek gyros turn, from Greek; from the rotation of the meat on a spit

Noun (3)

Gyro International (association)

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“Gyro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyro. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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