gyrene
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1894 slang a United States marine

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gyrene — ˈjīˌrēn,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: probably by alteration slang : marine a young fellow in a gyrene uniform MacKinlay Kantor * * * /juy reen, juy reen /, n. Slang. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. [1920 25; …   Useful english dictionary

  • gyrene — /juy reen, juy reen /, n. Slang. a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. [1920 25; GI + (MA)RINE with altered sp.] * * * …   Universalium

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