gyp
I. noun Etymology: probably short for gypsy Date: 1750 1. British a college servant 2. a. cheat, swindler b. fraud, swindle II. verb (gypped; gypping) Date: 1880 cheat

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  • Gyp — may mean:*A cheat or swindle. (See [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gyp wiktionary definition] .) *A slang, pejorative term referencing Gypsies. *A female dog before age 1. *The pen name of Sibylle Gabrielle Marie Antoinette Riqueti de Mirabeau,… …   Wikipedia

  • gyp — [dʒɪp] verb gypped PTandPPX gypping PRESPARTX [transitive] informal to cheat someone: • You paid 50 bucks for those shoes? You were gypped! gyp noun [countable] …   Financial and business terms

  • Gyp — (j[i^]p), n. [Said to be a sportive application of Gr. gy ps a vulture.] A college servant; so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a {scout}. [Cant] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gyp — Ⅰ. gyp [1] (also gip) ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ pain or discomfort. ORIGIN perhaps from gee up (see GEE(Cf. ↑gee)). Ⅱ. gyp [2] informal …   English terms dictionary

  • Gyp — (spr. schipp), franz. Schriftstellerin, deren wahrer Name Gabrielle Gräfin Martel de Janville, geborne de Riqueti de Mirabeau lautet, geb. 1850 auf Schloß Koëtsal in der Bretagne, stammt durch ihren Vater aus dem Haus des berühmten Mirabeau und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gyp — (spr. schip), Pseudonym, s. Martel de Janville …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • gyp — index bunko Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gyp — (v.) to cheat, swindle, 1889, Amer.Eng., probably derived from the colloquial shortening of GYPSY (Cf. Gypsy) (Cf. gip). Related: Gypped. As a noun, fraudulent action, a cheat, by 1914 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gyp — [v] rip off bamboozle, bilk, cheat, deceive, defraud, dupe, fleece, flimflam*, gip, gull, hoodwink, hustle*, pull something*, rook, scam, stick*, swindle, take for a ride*, trick; concept 59 Ant. be fair, give, offer …   New thesaurus

  • gyp — ☆ gyp1 [jip ] n. [prob. < GYPSY] Informal 1. an act of cheating; swindle; fraud 2. a swindler: also gypper or gypster vt., vi. gypped, gypping Informal to swindle; cheat gyp2 …   English World dictionary

  • gyp — ae·gyp·tia·nel·lo·sis; ae·gyp·til·la; gyp; gyp·per; gyp·pery; gyp·po; gyp·se·ian; gyp·se·ous; gyp·sif·er·ous; gyp·site; gyp·sog·ra·phy; gyp·soph·i·la; gyp·soph·i·lous; gyp·so·plast; gyp·sy·dom; gyp·sy·fy; gyp·sy·head; gyp·sy·ish; gyp·sy·ism;… …   English syllables

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