gyp
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /d͡ʒɪp/
Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. (pejorative, sometimes, offensive) A cheat or swindle; a rip-off.
    Why do we have to buy this new edition of the textbook when there’s almost no difference between it and the previous one? What a gyp!
  2. Synonym of gypsy#English|gypsy (“contra dance step”)
Verb

gyp (gyps, present participle gypping; past and past participle gypped)

  1. (pejorative, sometimes, offensive) To cheat or swindle someone or something inappropriately.
    The cab driver gypped me out of ten bucks by taking the longer route.
    You better watch out; they'll try to gyp you if you don't know what you're doing.
Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. (Cambridge and Durham, England, now, mainly, historical) A college servant, one who would attend upon a number of students, brushing their clothes, carrying parcels, waiting at parties and other tasks, distinct from a college porter or bedder.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, 1919, Longman, page 15 ↗,
      'Why, what is the matter with you, John?' I asked of the gyp who waited on Vincey and myself.
  2. (Cambridge and Durham, England) The room in which such college servants work.
  3. (Cambridge and Durham, England) A small kitchen for use by college students.
Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. Gypsophila.
Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. Pain or discomfort.
    My back's giving me gyp.



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