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División en sílabas: gyp
informal

verbo (gyps, gypping, gypped)

[with object]
Cheat or swindle (someone): that’s salesmanship, you have to gyp people into buying stuff they don’t like
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We learned later, after a beautiful drive alongside the palm-lined Euphrates back to Baghdad that our guides had gypped us.
  • Mom woke me up to give me a little broth (since my body has a habit of emptying its contents on an hourly basis, she gypped me of the good stuff).
  • We are angrily awaiting him, because he gypped us last year.

sustantivo

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An act of cheating; a swindle.
Example sentences
  • That also means I never actually turned into a four-foot dragon, which is kind of a gyp.
  • But to have a machete-wielding wild woman and a baseball bat-brandishing hero and to never once get a good look at their handiwork seems like a colossal gyp.
  • The boys simply praise their companions' qualities and unsentimentally lament their death, which in their cosmology was mainly just a big gyp.

Origen

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

More
  • If something gives you gyp, it causes you pain or discomfort. No one knows for certain where gyp comes from, but one theory holds that it is a dialect alteration of gee-up, an instruction to a horse to urge it to move faster. This is certainly plausible, as an earlier meaning of the expression was ‘to scold or punish someone severely’. Gippy as in gippy tummy is from a different source. A gippy tummy was originally painful diarrhoea experienced by British troops in the Second World War in Egypt and is a corruption of the country's name ( see also Gypsy).

Words that rhyme with gyp

blip, chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip, scrip, ship, sip, skip, slip, snip, strip, tip, toodle-pip, trip, whip, yip, zip

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(also gip)

sustantivo

[mass noun] British informal
Pain or discomfort: one of her Achilles tendons had begun giving her gyp

Origen

late 19th century: perhaps from gee-up (see gee2).

More
  • If something gives you gyp, it causes you pain or discomfort. No one knows for certain where gyp comes from, but one theory holds that it is a dialect alteration of gee-up, an instruction to a horse to urge it to move faster. This is certainly plausible, as an earlier meaning of the expression was ‘to scold or punish someone severely’. Gippy as in gippy tummy is from a different source. A gippy tummy was originally painful diarrhoea experienced by British troops in the Second World War in Egypt and is a corruption of the country's name ( see also Gypsy).

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División en sílabas: gyp

sustantivo

British
A college servant at the Universities of Cambridge and Durham.
Example sentences
  • I would get up early, leaving my room to be taken care of by a gyp who would even make my bed.
  • I can recollect, when I was a gyp at Cambridge, that the men used to have breakfast-parties for the very same purpose; and the exhibition of the morning acted infallibly upon the stomach, and caused the young students to eat with much voracity.

Origen

mid 18th century: perhaps from obsolete gippo 'menial kitchen servant', originally denoting a man's short tunic, from obsolete French jupeau.

More
  • If something gives you gyp, it causes you pain or discomfort. No one knows for certain where gyp comes from, but one theory holds that it is a dialect alteration of gee-up, an instruction to a horse to urge it to move faster. This is certainly plausible, as an earlier meaning of the expression was ‘to scold or punish someone severely’. Gippy as in gippy tummy is from a different source. A gippy tummy was originally painful diarrhoea experienced by British troops in the Second World War in Egypt and is a corruption of the country's name ( see also Gypsy).

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