There are 2 main definitions of GP in English:

Share this entry

GP 1

Line breaks: GP
Pronunciation: /dʒiːˈpiː/

noun

British
A doctor based in the community who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses and refers those with serious conditions to a hospital: her GP prescribed an antibiotic my dad was a GP in Salford
More example sentences
  • The British Medical Association's (BMA) General Practitioners Committee survey was sent to over 42,000 GPs in the UK.
  • There is a need to invest in human resources and provide sufficient nurses and GPs to service the population.
  • On Wednesday her GP prescribed an antibiotic.

Origin

Late 19th century: shortening of general practitioner.

Definition of GP in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main definitions of GP in English:

Share this entry

GP 2 Line breaks: GP
Pronunciation: /dʒiːˈpiː/

noun

Short for Grand Prix.
Example sentences
  • Only six drivers have won the Monaco GP three times.
  • Lewis Hamilton has just won three GPs in a row.
  • The Monaco GP was a bit of a procession, with very few overtaking manoeuvres.

Definition of GP in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources