gyrene


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gy·rene

 (jī-rēn′)
n. Slang
A member of the US Marine Corps.

[Perhaps alteration of GI + (ma)rine.]

gyrene

(dʒaɪˈriːn)
n
(Military) slang a person who belongs to the US Marine Corps

gy•rene

(ˈdʒaɪ rin, dʒaɪˈrin)

n. Slang.
a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
[1920–25; GI + (ma) rine with altered sp.]
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1957): Did ya hear the one about the gyrene and the Irish nun hiding out together in a cave on a Japanese-occupied isle?
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