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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.
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Noun1.gyps - a genus of AccipitridaeGyps - a genus of Accipitridae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
griffon vulture, Gyps fulvus, griffon - large vulture of southern Europe and northern Africa having pale plumage with black wings
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.
These crucial functions of vultures are now threatened due to the sharply declining populations of Gyps vultures as since the early 1990s,more than 92% of their populations have already diminished in the various parts of the Indian subcontinent (Prakash et al.
In Pakistan, the endangered wildlife species particularly freshwater and marine cetaceans, Indus river dolphins, turtles, gyps vultures, and snow and common leopards are suffering due to different threats.
Le jury du concours international etait compose de l'Algerienne Fatima Tamattu, presidente, du bedeiste algerien [beaucoup moins que] Gyps [beaucoup plus grand que] et des Francais Philippe Brocard et Roland Tessy.
WWF-Pakistan is actively involved in the protection of the Gyps vulture population in Pakistan for more than a decade, both through in situ and ex situ conservation.
The population of three species of Gyps vultures has already declined in South Asia due to the use of diclofenac drug in veterinary practices.
Seven Griffon Vultures ( Gyps fulvus) have been found dead and although authorities and conservationists suspect poisoning, they have been unable to confirm the exact cause of death to date.
The author's affection for Cambridge and its gyps and keeping rooms, its 'KP, not King's Parade', can at times be irritating.
BI B G Fat Gyps "s "tar" Padd la last night wo Bi B g Brother.
The three prominent species of indigenous vultures, all from the Gyps genus, were once able to consume cattle infected with tuberculosis, brucellosis, foot-and-mouth disease, and anthrax with no ill effects.