ginger
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɪndʒə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒɪndʒɚ/
Noun

ginger

  1. The pungent aromatic rhizome of a tropical Asian herb, Zingiber officinale, used as a spice and as a stimulant and acarminative.
  2. The plant that produces this rhizome.
  3. Other species belonging to the same family, Zingiberaceae, especially those of the genus Zingiber
  4. A reddish-brown color.
     
  5. (colloquial, often derogatory, countable) A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.
  6. (colloquial, uncountable) Vitality, vigour, liveliness (of character).
Translations Translations Translations Adjective

ginger

  1. (of hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: имби́рный
Verb

ginger (gingers, present participle gingering; past and past participle gingered)

  1. To add ginger to.
  2. To enliven, to spice (up).
  3. To apply ginger to the anus of a horse to encourage it to carry its tail high and move in a lively fashion.
  4. (Nigeria, transitive) To inspire (someone); to give a little boost to.
Related terms Adjective

ginger

  1. sensitive, delicate.
Verb

ginger (gingers, present participle gingering; past and past participle gingered)

  1. To move gingerly, very careful and cautious.
Noun

ginger (plural gingers)

  1. (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) A homosexual.
Adjective

ginger (not comparable)

  1. (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) Homosexual.

Ginger
Proper noun
  1. A female given name and nickname.
  2. (rare) A male nickname.
  3. A given name for animals having ginger- or orange-coloured fur or feathers.



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