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gypalso 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).]
vb, gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping or gipped
(tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
1. an act of cheating
2. a person who gyps
[C18: back formation from Gypsy]
slang Brit and NZ severe pain; torture: his arthritis gave him gyp.
[C19: probably a contraction of gee up!; see gee1]
(Education) a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Compare scout15
[C18: perhaps from Gypsy, or from obsolete gippo a scullion]
v. gypped, gyp•ping,
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]
Past participle: gypped
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|Noun||1.||gyp - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, hustle, con, sting
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
|Verb||1.||gyp - 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"|
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize