There are 3 definitions of GI in English:

GI1

Syllabification: GI

noun (plural GIs)

  • A private soldier in the US Army.

Origin

1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of galvanized iron; later misinterpreted as an abbreviation of government (or general) issue.

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There are 3 definitions of GI in English:

GI2

Syllabification: GI

abbreviation

  • Glycemic index.

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gi

Syllabification: gi

noun (plural gis)

  • A lightweight two-piece white garment worn in judo and other martial arts. A gi typically consists of loose-fitting pants and a jacket that is closed with a cloth belt.
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    • Inside, people trickled onto a long, white canvas mat dressed in white gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) and white belts.
    • Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)
    • Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis.

Origin

Japanese.

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