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gyp

also gip  (jĭp) Offensive Slang
tr.v. gypped, gyp·ping, gyps also gipped or gip·ping or gips
To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
n.
1. A fraud or swindle.
2. One who defrauds; a swindler.

[Probably short for Gypsy (from prejudiced popular perceptions of the Romani people as thieves and petty swindlers).]

gyp′per n.

gyp

(dʒɪp) or

gip

vb, gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping or gipped
(tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
n
1. an act of cheating
2. a person who gyps
[C18: back formation from Gypsy]

gyp

(dʒɪp)
n
slang Brit and NZ severe pain; torture: his arthritis gave him gyp.
[C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee1]

gyp

(dʒɪp)
n
(Education) a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Compare scout15
[C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion]

gyp

or gip

(dʒɪp)

v. gypped, gyp•ping,
n.
usage: This term, though not used as a deliberate slur, is still sometimes felt to be insulting to the Gypsies.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. v.t., v.i.
1. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.
n.
2. a swindle or fraud.
3. Also, gyp′per, gyp•ster (ˈdʒɪp stər) a swindler or cheat.
[1875–80, Amer.; shortening of Gypsy]

gyp


Past participle: gypped
Gerund: gypping

Imperative
gyp
gyp
Present
I gyp
you gyp
he/she/it gyps
we gyp
you gyp
they gyp
Preterite
I gypped
you gypped
he/she/it gypped
we gypped
you gypped
they gypped
Present Continuous
I am gypping
you are gypping
he/she/it is gypping
we are gypping
you are gypping
they are gypping
Present Perfect
I have gypped
you have gypped
he/she/it has gypped
we have gypped
you have gypped
they have gypped
Past Continuous
I was gypping
you were gypping
he/she/it was gypping
we were gypping
you were gypping
they were gypping
Past Perfect
I had gypped
you had gypped
he/she/it had gypped
we had gypped
you had gypped
they had gypped
Future
I will gyp
you will gyp
he/she/it will gyp
we will gyp
you will gyp
they will gyp
Future Perfect
I will have gypped
you will have gypped
he/she/it will have gypped
we will have gypped
you will have gypped
they will have gypped
Future Continuous
I will be gypping
you will be gypping
he/she/it will be gypping
we will be gypping
you will be gypping
they will be gypping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gypping
you have been gypping
he/she/it has been gypping
we have been gypping
you have been gypping
they have been gypping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gypping
you will have been gypping
he/she/it will have been gypping
we will have been gypping
you will have been gypping
they will have been gypping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gypping
you had been gypping
he/she/it had been gypping
we had been gypping
you had been gypping
they had been gypping
Conditional
I would gyp
you would gyp
he/she/it would gyp
we would gyp
you would gyp
they would gyp
Past Conditional
I would have gypped
you would have gypped
he/she/it would have gypped
we would have gypped
you would have gypped
they would have gypped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyp - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
Verb1.gyp - deprive of by deceitgyp - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"

gyp

also gip
verb
Slang. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, stick, sting.
noun
1. Slang. An act of cheating:
Informal: flimflam.
2. Slang. A person who cheats:
Slang: diddler, gypper.
Translations

gyp

1 [dʒɪp] (US)
A. N
1. (= swindle) → estafa f, timo m
2. (= swindler) → estafador(a) m/f, timador(a) m/f
B. VTestafar, timar

gyp

2 [dʒɪp] N (Brit) to give sb gyp (= scold) → echar un rapapolvo de aúpa a algn
it's giving me gyp (= hurting) → me duele una barbaridad

gyp

n
(Brit inf, = swindle) → Gaunerei f (inf)
(inf, = swindler) → Gauner(in) m(f)
(Brit Univ inf) → Putzfrau f
(Brit inf) to give somebody gypjdn plagen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Hitherto Gyp had kept his comfortable bed, only lifting up his head and watching Adam more closely as he noticed the other workmen departing.
The basket was the one which on workdays held Adam's and Seth's dinner; and no official, walking in procession, could look more resolutely unconscious of all acquaintances than Gyp with his basket, trotting at his master's heels.
Adam hastened with long strides, Gyp close to his heels, out of the workyard, and along the highroad leading away from the village and down to the valley.
Gyp are not a single compound, and exhibit the major component of saponin extract derived from the Gynostemmo pentaphyllum Makino, containing approximately 90 dammarane-type saponin glycosides (named gypenosides) have been identified phytochemically (Cui et a).
DIFFERENT ERAS: Bingley Hall, Birmingham, in 1893 and (below) the fire that ravaged it in 1984; FAITHFUL FRIEND: Billy Neal with his dog Gyp
I bought two registered Welsh Terrier gyps and crossed a purebred American Staffordshire Terrier over them.
Gyp would stand high on a seat as it flew through the air and he had been known to attempt the odd somersault.
Chief Insp Mitchell said: "It is lovely to see a dog like Gyp that has been cruelly treated, living in such horrendous conditions rehomed into a stable, loving family.
It was causing me a bit of gyp until I had a pain-killing injection last month.
Atlantic City, Februar y 1924: After barely sur viving an over throw by gangster Gyp Rossetti, Nucky is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk.
Hartley admitted: "I'm expecting a hostile environment and I imagine I'll get a bit of gyp - but it's nothing I haven't had before.
The project is run by Galashiels-based GYP - Giving Young People and Families Support - a charity working with vulnerable young people in the Borders.