gyro

1 of 3

noun (1)

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

gyro

2 of 3

noun (2)

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

Gyro

3 of 3

noun (3)

Gy·​ro ˈjī-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce Gyro (audio)
plural Gyros
: a member of a major international service club

Examples of gyro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
With smartphone control, an autopilot mode, and a gyro stabilizer, this kit turns a simple piece of paper into an advanced flying machine. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 6 Feb. 2024 Specialties of the house will be a traditional Greek gyro sandwich on pita bread and the Horiatiki Gyro Bowl, made with lamb/beef gyro meat, cucumber, pepperoncini, tomatoes, red onion mixed greens, feta cheese, tzatziki and Spiro’s hot sauces and sliced pita. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 The Overland Park restaurant, which opened in 2021, sold gyros, chicken shawarma sandwiches, hummus plates, kebabs and other Mediterranean dishes. Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 18 Jan. 2024 Cairo's Gyros Cairo’s Gyros is now open in Gilbert, serving Mediterranean favorites like gyros, falafel, shawarma and Greek burgers and salads. The Arizona Republic, 4 Mar. 2024 Menu items at Nick the Greek include meat or falafel pitas, rice plates and gyro bowls. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 15 Feb. 2024 The proteins include pork and chicken souvlaki, beef/lamb or chicken gyro, pork belly and falafel. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 Engineers commanded Hubble to move back and forth, and the suspect gyro consistently seemed to work well. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2023 Nick the Greek, a chain restaurant serving Greek street food, such as gyro wraps and feta-garlic fries,fresh salads and souvlaki, is opening a new location this month near the UC Berkeley campus. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

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

Noun (3)

Gyro International (association)

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of gyro was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Gyro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyro. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gyro

1 of 2 noun
gy·​ro ˈjī-rō How to pronounce gyro (audio)
plural gyros

gyro

2 of 2 noun
plural gyros
: a sandwich especially of lamb and beef, tomato, onion, and yogurt sauce on pita bread
Etymology

Noun

from Greek gyros "turn," so called from the rotation of the meat on a spit

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