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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.
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
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