The Alternative English Dictionary

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Colourful extracts from Wiktionary. Slang, vulgarities, profanities, slurs, interjections, colloquialisms and more.


get over on etymology Possibly from get one's leg over
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  1. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
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  2. (transitive, informal) To take advantage of.
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get-penny pronunciation
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  1. (colloquial, dated) Something that makes money; a successful affair. {{rfquotek}}
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get screwed
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (vulgar, offensive, dismissal) Go away, get lost. Get screwed- I can do this without you!
Synonyms: fuck you, go fuck yourself, fuck off, go away, get lost, See also
get some
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: get, some
  2. (US, euphemistic, informal) To have sex. So, did you get some with him? I'm going to that new club to get some tonight.
  3. (dysphemism, informal) To attack or physically assault in a rapid manner. The young Marine was spoiling for a fight; he hoped to get some during his next tour of duty.
get someone onto something
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  1. (informal) To introduce someone to something. My mum got me onto this new diet and I've lost 5 kilos in the past two weeks.
get stuffed
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (UK, colloquial, dismissal) Used to tell somebody to go away or to leave one alone. Get stuffed! I don't want to talk to you again!
    • 1992, , Douglas Parmée (translator), , 1998, page 243, Eventually, she heard him say something in his deliberate, gruff voice: just two words: “Get stuffed!”
    • 2007, James Hosier, Getting Stuffed, John Patrick (editor), Dreamboys: A New Collection of Erotic Tales, page 130, “You could wear them at fancy dress parties,” I suggested. “Get stuffed!” he growled.
    • 2010, Jeff Wright, Sage, Dead Gorgeous, page 593, “And what, pray tell, is that? Money? Well, you can get stuffed!” he said sitting down in the chair.
An only slightly more polite version of get fucked. Synonyms: (go away) beat it, fuck off, go away, get lost, screw you, sod off, piss off, go fuck yourself
gett etymology From Scots gaet.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Northern England, Geordie, pejorative) A nasty person.
  2. (Northumbria) A child, especially a mischievous one.
  3. a ritual Jewish divorce.
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  1. (nonstandard, childish) en-past of get
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  1. (colloquial) One who contrives, makes, or arranges for anything. A diligent getter-up of miscellaneous works. — W. Irving.
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get the bacon bad
verb: get the bacon bad
  1. (slang, idiomatic, Northeastern US) To be morbid obese.
get the hang of Alternative forms: have the hang of
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  1. (idiomatic) To begin to understand or manage at a basic level; to learn to handle with some skill. Driving feels awkward when you’re new to it, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it.
get the memo
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. Used other than as an idiom: get, memo
  2. To receive an item of information.
  3. (informal) To be aware of the current state of affairs. He hadn't gotten the memo that there were too many strip malls. Didn't you get the memo about gasoline prices?
  • Often used in the negative.
get to fuck
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (UK, vulgar, slang) Go away!; Fuck off!
  2. (UK, vulgar, slang) Expression of disagreement or disbelief.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: get, to, fuck
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  1. (informal) A meeting or gathering; a party or social function. exampleI am planning a get-together with some friends next Saturday.
getup Alternative forms: get up, get-up
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  1. (chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
    • 1899, , , When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
    • 1917, "1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4: The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup, received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
    • 2009, "Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek, 6 June: [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
  2. (informal) A fight or altercation.
    • 2002, Andrea Sachs, "Caricature Builder," Time, 21 Jan.: "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
  3. (publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
  4. alternative form of get-up-and-go
get up
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (literally) To move in an upwards direction; to ascend or climb. I'm having difficulty getting up the stairs.
  2. To rise from one's bed (often implying to wake up) I didn't get up until midday.
  3. To move from a sitting or lying position to a standing position; to stand up. Get up off the couch and clean this mess!
  4. To materialise; to grow stronger. As dusk fell a storm got up.
  5. To bring together, amass. The general got up a large body of men.
  6. To gather or grow larger by accretion. The locomotive got up a good head of steam. I could see that he was getting up a temper.
  7. (sports) To go towards the attacking goal.
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  8. (UK, Australia, colloquial) To criticise. He got up me about the mess I made in the kitchen.
    • 2011, , Hands and Heals: The Autobiography, [http//|him%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OqlcT_imJI3ymAWPv-jRDw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22got%20up%20me|him%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page], Back in January 1989, as soon as Rod got up me that night, I knew he rated me, cared about what I did and how I performed. I felt I′d climbed a big step up the credibility ladder.
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    • 2011, Mark Whittaker, Brave, [http//|him%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cKRcT475I_CviQfg1oygDQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22got%20up%20me|him%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page], Alan, silver-haired and full of Aussie wit, tells me how his favourite cousin got up him recently, ‘Of course, you get yourself into these situations if you′re always trying to be the hero.’ That really annoyed him.
  9. (colloquial) To annoy.
    • 2001, , , [http//|him%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gKZcT6vuHoHhmAXS8dzDDw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22got%20up%20me|him%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 257], Well, Beaver said at last. Somethin′s got up him. Like you said—people have regrets.
  10. To dress in a certain way, especially extravagantly. She was all got up in the most ridiculous frilly dress.
Synonyms: rise, stand up
  • go to bed
  • sit down
get up someone's ass Alternative forms: get up someone's arse (UK)
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  1. (rare, vulgar) to irritate or annoy intensely
get up someone's nose
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  1. (idiomatic, slang) To annoy someone; to get on somebody's nerves.
get wise
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  1. (intransitive, slang, often, with "to" or with "with") To be impertinent. He was getting wise, so I cracked him one. He wasn't just getting wise, he was getting wise to my mother.
  2. (intransitive, slang, often, with "to") To see through deceit. Last night, I thought he'd sign the deal, but this morning he'd got wised somehow. The substitute soon got wise to their particular tricks.
get with
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To be in the company of; to accompany; to become intimate with.
    • Stepping heavenward‎, page 33, Elizabeth Prentiss, 1860, “I do love to get with a lot of nice girls, and carry on!”
    • Notes and tones: musician-to-musician interviews‎, page 104, Art Taylor, 1993, “You can't get with yourself if you are not by yourself.”
    • Player Haters‎, page 106, Carl Weber, 2004, “I only said I thought Mimi was trying to get with my husband. I never said I thought you were fucking her.”
  2. (transitive) To impregnate. The stallion got with foal three out of four mares.
  3. {{rfc-sense}} (UK, slang) To get off with.
gewd pronunciation
  • /ɡʊd/, /ɡuːd/
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  1. (Internet, slang) alternative spelling of good, along the lines of kewl
abbreviation: {{rfc-header}} {{head}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) girlfriend experience: a sexual encounter with a prostitute where she provides a lot of cuddling, kissing, and more intimate versions of certain acts.
    • 2001, "(unknown)", ASP: "Julie" of Oral-Land-Oh (on newsgroup She is absolutely a total GFE, no limits, except no Greek.
  2. (real estate) good-faith estimate As usual, that broker's GFE was off by more than 30% from the final cost.
  3. (US Military) Government Furnished Equipment. Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) in the possession of or acquired directly by the Government, and subsequently delivered to or otherwise made available to the contractor. GFE is part of Government Furnished Property (GFP).
  4. Global Financial Elite.
GG Alternative forms: G.G., G. G., G.-G., G-G
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (politics) Governor general or governor-general.
  2. (LGBT slang) A genetic girl, a ciswoman (as contrasted with a transsexual woman).
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  1. (online gaming, slang) Good game; commonly used at the end of a gaming match; also sometimes used to end an argument.
  2. (slang) Good going; may be used genuinely or sarcastically.
initialism: {{rfc-header}} {{en-initialism}}
  1. (Internet, gaming slang) initialism of good game
  2. (Internet, gaming slang, by extension) loss, defeat, game over
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  3. (slang) initialism of good going may be used genuinely or sarcastically.
Ghallywood etymology {{blend}}.
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  1. (informal) The film industry of Ghana.
Gherkin etymology unknown after the shape of the building, which is like that of a gherkin.
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  1. (UK, informal) The building at , a distinctively-shaped skyscraper in London, England
ghetto etymology Borrowing from Italian ghetto, from Venetian, ghèto. Alternatively an apheresis of the Italian borghetto, diminutive of borgo. Initially used of the areas Jews were concentrated, later extended to concentrations of other ethnicities and then non-ethnic groups. The adjective and verb derive from the noun. pronunciation
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  1. An (often walled) area of a city in which Jews are concentrated by force and law. (Used particularly of areas in medieval Italy and in Nazi-controlled Europe.)
    • 2009, Barbara Engelking-Boni, Jacek Leociak, The Warsaw ghetto: a guide to the perished city (ISBN 0300112343), page 25: The Venetian ghetto, according to Sennett, was to provide protection from the unclean bodies of the Jews and their sullying touch. The Roman ghetto, on the other hand, was planned as an area for mission. It was supposed to collect the Jews in one place, so that it would be easier to convert them.
    • 2010, Mike Lindner, Leaving Terror Behind: A Boy's Journey to Painting Over the Past (ISBN 1615664149), page 49: … concentrating the Jewish community into ghettoes. The Germans not only started the ghettoes, but they had also opened a concentration camp …
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  2. An (often impoverished) area of a city inhabited predominantly by members of a specific nationality, ethnicity{{,}} or race.
    • 1998, Steven J. L. Taylor, Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo: The Influence of Local Leaders (ISBN 0791439194), page 15: Charlestown would also become one of Boston's three large Irish ghettoes.
    • 1998, Arnold R. Hirsch, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 (ISBN 0226342441), page 253: By 1960 the growth and development of Chicago's black areas of residence confirmed the existence of the city's second ghetto.
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  3. An area in which people who are distinguished by sharing something other than ethnicity concentrate or are concentrated.
    • 2006, Gay tourism: culture and context (Gordon Waitt, Kevin Markwell, ISBN 0789016036), page 201: Counterhegemonic spaces imagined as bounded territories ensure that heteronormativity is fixed beyond the borders of the gay ghetto. The rural and suburban lives of lesbian and gay people are made invisible and signified as inauthentic.
    • 2007, Romania & Moldova (Robert Reid, Leif Pettersen, ISBN 1741044782), page 190: The student ghetto, southwest of the centre, is inside the triangle formed by [three streets] and is full of open-air bars, internet cafés, fast-food shops — and students.
    • 2001, Justin Taylor, The Gospel of Anarchy: A Novel (ISBN 0061881821), page 64: They're back in the student ghetto now, on oak-shaded streets lined with run-down houses filled with nonnuclear families of all varieties and kinds. Safe now from the tractor beams of the horrible good Christians, …
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Of or relating to a ghetto or to ghettos in general.
  2. (slang, informal) Unseemly and indecorous or of low quality; cheap; shabby, crude. My apartment's so ghetto, the rats and cockroaches filed a complaint with the city! I like to drive ghetto cars; if they break down you can just abandon them and pick up a new one!
    • Army Life: The First Four Months in My First Duty Station, 0595375987, Ramon Carrasco, 2005, I had not used very many minutes on my phone. Here we pay for our minutes prior to using them, and it gets expensive. I did not want her using up all my minutes. That was very ghetto and disrespectful.
    • Ghettonation: A Journey Into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless , 11, 0385516436, Cora Daniels, 2007, In some kind of warped hometown loyalty, sometime during the conversation folks would stake their claim to owning the bottom. Philly is more ghetto than D.C. Or is it that DC. is more ghetto than Philly? Or Dallas (LA) is more ghetto than LA.
    • WaitStress, 115, 1456815725, Deborah J. Hultin, 2010, One guest did not pay. One of my checks remained open. They bolted and hit the service door. A walkout. Very ghetto.
    • 169 Pages Of My Life, 61, 1462845207, Taylor Goetz, 2011, It was like an awesome trip walking though the old house on Douglas, a lot had changed and my dad had it looking more ghetto than ever. He had a dog that he was watching while a buddy of his was in prison. It was a female Rottweiler
  3. (US, informal) Characteristic of the style, speech, or behavior of residents of a predominantly black or other ghetto in the United States.
    • Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, 26, 0609807153, Russell Simmons, 2002, The music I liked was very ghetto and gritty. It was the stuff that didn't really cross over much, but spoke to a roots black experience. People don't understand this now, but the falsetto, crying singers were the most ghetto back then.
    • Gypsy's Crossing, 0595444482, S. L. Mitchell, 2007, You're the one that grew up in the suburbs and you act way more ghetto than I do.” “I am not ghetto.” Val said in an English accent and broke out laughing.
    • The Strong Silent Type, 0451210379, Chester Kelly Robinson, 2005, I beat up my kid's principal. Can you get any more ghetto than that?
    • So Seductive, Around the Way Girls 5, 244, 1601620551, Mark Anthony, 2008, He wasn't lying because, truth be told, I looked a lot like Halle Berry, only I was much thicker in all the right places and I was way more ghetto than Halle. And I had the tattoos and the attitude to match.
    • When a Heart Turns Rock Solid: The Lives of Three Puerto Rican Brothers On and Off the Streets, 93, 0307454878, Timothy Black, 2010, Oh yeah, we played the whole thing, I mean we was acting more ghetto than what we was. We was talking slangs and giving dabs every time we said so
    • The Promise, 20, 1449001076, T. S. Weatherspoon, 2010, Kesha rang us up, and instructed another girl in the back to add extra food to the bag. "Your girl is kinda ghetto ain't she?" I asked when we left the store. "No more ghetto than anyone else around here" he replied,
  4. Having been raised in a ghetto in the United States.
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  1. To confine (a specified group of people) to a ghetto.
    • 1964, James A. Atkins, The age of Jim Crow, page 274: This is, in brief, a part of the story of the ghettoing of a large segment of Denver's Negro population.
    • 2001, Paul Johnson, Modern Times Revised Edition: World from the Twenties to the Nineties (ISBN 0060935502), page 526: All African states practised racist policies. In the 1950s and 1960s, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia expelled more than a quarter of a million Jews and ghettoed the few thousand who remained. In the 1960s the United Republic of Tanzania expelled its Arabs or deprived them of equal rights.
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ghetto bird
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  1. (slang, US, African American Vernacular English, idiomatic) A police helicopter, specifically in the context of patrolling or searching impoverished, high-crime urban areas (the ghetto).
    • 1993, Ghetto Bird, , Lethal Injection: Had to pull a strap on a fool named Louis the Third Cuz I'm getting chased by the ghetto bird
ghetto booty
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) large buttocks of a woman
Synonyms: ghetto butt
ghetto fabulous {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: ghetto-fabulous etymology Ghetto + fabulous. In sense 2 perhaps influenced and popularized by rapper Mystikal's 1998 hip-hop song and album "Ghetto Fabulous".
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (rare, African American Vernacular English slang) Authentic, keeping it real."Ghetto fabulous" in Geneva Smitherman, ''Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner'', Houghton Mifflin Books (2000), ISBN 0395969190, page 145: "Describes a person or thing that is authentic, the height of something, according to the authentic, natural, ‘keepin-it-real’ standards of Blackness that are believed to exist in ghetto communities. Also ''ghetto fab''."
  2. (slang) Wealthy, but of ghetto roots and ethic.
  • The term ghetto fabulous is used with a wide range of connotations, as the ghetto ethic may be associated with authenticity, with machismo, with lack of class, with a combination of these, or with other traits. (See the "Quotations" section below for some example's of the term's use.) As a result, the term is perhaps best avoided in contexts where the perceived connotation might not be the one intended.
  • a1999, Tammy B., quoted in Stuart Ewen, All Consuming Images: the politics of style in contemporary culture, Basic Books (1999), ISBN 0465001017, page xxvii, I was accepted by these diverse groups through my adolescent years for being Tammy B——, the epitome of ghetto fabulous. . . .
  • 2000, Camika C. Spencer, When All Hell Breaks Loose, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312267932, page 69, She actually gets most of the ghetto-fabulous clientele, who are either the mistresses of Dallas’s wealthy men or the girlfriends of drug dealers and major hustlers.
  • 2001, Dionne Bennett and Matthew Jordan Smith, Sepia Dreams: A Celebration of Black Achievement Through Words and Images, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312278179, page xiii, We are rarely born with silver spoons in our mouths, and, despite what some ghetto-fabulous hip-hop videos would have us believe, African-Americans know that even the most successful among us never go from projects to penthouse in the time it takes to sign a contract and cut a record.
  • 2001, Paula L. Woods, Stormy Weather: A Charlotte Justice Novel, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0393020215, pages 120–121, At first glance, he would seem perfect for the high-end catalogs my mother studies like the Bible—with that expensive Swiss watch on his wrist, his beautifully knotted silk tie, and a sparkler on his left ring finger some underpaid South African probably sweated blood to excavate. ¶ But it was all wasted, because once he opened his mouth, you might as well have hung a marquee over his head announcing “Ghetto Fabulous,” because that was exactly how the media man of the moment sounded. ¶ “Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, Kamau, my man!” He laughed heartily, flashing a set of cheaply capped, frighteningly white teeth. “Let the ladies through!”
  • 2001, Glenda Howard, , Kensington Books, ISBN 1583142789, page 36, Yours truly, the ghetto-fabulous goddess of music videos, […] was wearing a gorgeous green Gucci dress and some slamming Manolo Blahnik shoes and looked damn good.
  • 2001, Julius A. Young, Jr., A World Through Black Eyes, Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 1401028969, pages 89–90, Going from welfare / To Bel-Air / The dream to live ghetto fabulous / To have hundreds under my mattress
  • 2002, Sirena J. Riley, "The Black Beauty Myth", in Daisy Hernández and Bushra Rehman (eds.), Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, Seal Press, ISBN 1580050670, page 366, Being ghetto-fabulous is all about going from rags to riches. It includes having the money, house(s), car(s), clothes, and throngs of high-maintenance women at your disposal. […] ¶ Overweight women of color aren’t included in these videos because they aren’t seen as ghetto-fabulous, just ghetto.
  • 2002, , Madonna: An Intimate Biography, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743228804, page 329, Just as she plugged into the electronic scene for the music, for the video Madonna would shamelessly imitate the notion of “Ghetto Fabulous”—an over-the-top look popularized by East Coast rap and urban music stars like Sean “Puffy” Combs, […]
  • 2002, Mark Anthony Neal, Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-soul Aesthetic, Routledge, ISBN 0415926572, pages 175–176, I spent my high school years deflecting charges that I was an “oreo” and a “wannabe”—fitting charges, I guess, against someone who had eschewed the more ghetto-fabulous styles of Adidas hard shells, colored Lee jeans, Le Tigre knit shirts (that ghetto fabulous stand-in for Izod Lacoste), and, of course, the requisite Kangol headgear. I favored Sperry Topsiders, patched and faded jeans, and pink crewneck sweaters. ¶ […] I was haunted by the concern of whether I would continue to be perceived as authentically “black” to my crew of boyhood friends. I was faced with the quandary that many black young people face when their identities are torn between the need to “keep it real” and the desire to be themselves.
  • 2007 September 30, , “Jena, O. J. and the Jailing of Black America”, in , 30 September 2007, op-ed, The circumstances that far too many African-Americans face — the lack of paternal support and discipline; […]; the ghetto-fabulous culture of the streets; […] — all interact perversely with the prison system […]
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (Internet, slang, pejorative) alternative spelling of gay or deliberate misspelling of gay homosexual.
    • 2002, Alan Kennedy, in fur.artwork.erotica [news:a96jnv$r9l$] Like the subject says, I'm tired of rampant ghey furry porn, sorry guys, too many dicks and not enough nips and twat..
    • 2003, Mad Hatter©, in alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk Sometimes ghey celebs who don't wanna look so ghey will "get married" to kinda cover it up.
    • 2005, daesfunka, in Breakcore is about licking big guns, I mean about gheyness.
  2. (Internet, slang, pejorative) alternative spelling of gay or deliberate misspelling of gay lame.
    • 1998, Herb Wilson, in Just looking for a good site to give me info about all the moves, fatality's, nudatlities (if they exist=P) so I dont have to wade through the ghey posts to find the worthwhile ones
    • 1999, Brennan Murray, in Don't be ghey. Go BUY it for like $15 US dollars. Order it from chips and bits, I'm sure it's cheap.
    • 2000, Frank Rizzo, in I said at the end of the match "See, I don't need no ghey crutch to whoop yas."
    • 2001, Daniel Gordon, in That is pretty ghey considering street commodores did the 160hp → 240hp EFI V8 for around $5000
    • 2006, Tom Dean (TomTom), in How many posts left..? 998,797.. that's seriously ghey.
ghostbusting etymology ghost + busting
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) The activities of a ghostbuster; exorcism of ghost.
ghostie etymology ghost + ie
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (childish or endearing) ghost A friendly ghostie haunted my house because he smiled at me.
  • hogties, hog-ties
ghostwriter {{wikipedia}} {{wikipedia}} Alternative forms: ghost writer etymology ghost + writer
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, or reports which are officially credit to another person.
ghosty etymology ghost + y
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (chiefly, informal) ghostly
    • 1881, William White, Notes and queries, Volume 63 Regarding Glamis, I should imagine it a ghosty sort of place.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (childish or endearing) ghost (especially a non-frightening one)
giaour etymology From Turkish gavur, from Persian گور 〈gwr〉, a variant of گبر 〈gbr〉, probably from Arabic كافر 〈kạfr〉. pronunciation
  • /ˈdʒaʊə/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (derogatory, ethnic slur) A non-Muslim, especially a Christian, an infidel; especially as used by Turkish people with particular reference to Christians such as Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians, Serbs and Assyrians.
    • 1963, , : We men are not a race of freebooters or giaours; not when our argosies are prey and food to the evil fish-of-metal whose lair is a German U-boat.
    • 2001, , (translator), : I shudder in delight when I think of two-hundred-year-old books, dating back to the time of Tamerlane, volumes for which acquisitive giaours gleefully relinquish gold pieces and which they carry all the way back to their own countries….
    • 2004, , “” in Character Sketches Of Romance, Fiction And The Drama, volume 2, page 85: Byron’s tale called The Giaour is supposed to be told by a Turkish fisherman who had been employed all the day in the gulf of Ægi’na, and landed his boat at night-fall on the Piræus, now called the harbor of Port Leonê.…The tale is this: Leilah, the beautiful concubine of the Caliph Hasson{{sic}}, falls in love with a giaour, flees from the seraglio, is overtaken by an emir, put to death, and cast into the sea. The giaour cleaves Hassan’s skull, flees for his life, and becomes a monk.
gibberish etymology ca. 16th century. Either an onomatopeia, imitating to the sound of chatter, probably influenced by jabber, or derived from the root of the Irish gob.Mackay, Charles [,M1 A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries], pp. 183-184, S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887 pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdʒɪb.ɜː(ɹ).ɪʃ/
  • (US) /ˈdʒɪb.ə.ɹɪʃ/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Speech or writing that is unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless.
    • Hawthorne Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with.
  2. Needlessly obscure or overly technical language.
Synonyms: gibber, See also
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless
gick pronunciation
  • (Ireland) /ɡɪk/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Ireland, slang) excrement [ ''Irish Essays''] by Denis Donoghue. Cambridge University Press, 2011. p. 242. ISBN 978-1-107-00690-4
    • 1993, Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Penguin Books, page 1: If I did a gick in me pants he'd kill me![ ''Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha''] by Roddy Doyle. Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 978-1-440-67372-6.
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) alternative form of g'day
    • 2002, William Brandt, The Book of the Film of the Story of my Life, page 190, ‘Gidday, gidday, welcome aboard, one and all!’ There he stands, grinning, larger than life, a nutbrown teddy bear in a black G-string and a cowboy hat, champagne cocktail in one hand, the other held out to hoist us aboard.
    • 2004, , Billy Mack's War, page 106, 'Oh, gidday, Stan,' I said.
    • 2005, , , page 132, Gidday,” she says, grinning happily.Gidday,” he replies, with a grin for her: it flits over his face and is gone by the time he looks at Joe.
gifty etymology gift + y
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Suited to being given as a gift.
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gig pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /ɡɪɡ/
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etymology 1 Akin to Old Norse gigia and German Geige.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, music) A perform engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role for a musician or performer. I caught one of the Rolling Stones' first gigs in Richmond. Hey, when are we gonna get that hotel gig again? Our guitar player had another gig so we had to get a sub.
  2. (informal, by extension) Any job; especially one that is temporary; or alternately, one that is very desirable. I had this gig as a file clerk but it wasn't my style so I left. Hey, that guy's got a great gig over at the bike shop. He hardly works all day!
  3. (now historical) A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, p. 77: the room grew stifling warm and vapor clung to the windowpanes, blurring the throng of people still milling outside the courthouse, a row of tethered gigs and buggies, distant pine trees in a scrawny, ragged grove.
  4. (archaic) A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals.
  5. (South England) A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
    • 1979, Stan Rogers, The Flowers of Bermuda: The captain's gig still lies before ye whole and sound, / It shall carry all o' we.
  6. (US, military) A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes. I received gigs for having buttons undone.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.
  2. To engage in musical performances. The Stones were gigging around Richmond at the time
  3. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending. His older cousin was just gigging him about being in love with that girl from school.
  4. (US, military) To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code. His sergeant gigged him for an unmade bunk.
etymology 2 A shortening of gigabyte.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, computing) A gigabyte. This picture is almost a gig; don't you wanna resize it? How much music does it hold? A hundred and twenty gigs.
etymology 3 Old English gigge.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
etymology 4 Probably from Latin {{lena}} gignere.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To engender. {{rfquotek}}
{{Webster 1913}}
  • IgG
gigabyte {{wikipedia}} etymology giga + byte pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/
  • (US) /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/, /ˈdʒɪɡəbaɪt/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (SI) 109, one billion (1,000,000,000) byte. SI symbol: GB
    • 1981, IBM, IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage Description and User's Guide, page 1 The IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage is a disk storage device with a storage capacity of 2.5 gigabytes (billion bytes) per unit, an increase of almost four times the capacity of the IBM 3350 Direct Access Storage.
  2. (computing, colloquial) Imprecisely, a gibibyte or 10243 (1,073,741,824) bytes. SI symbol: GiB, computing symbol: GB.
coordinate terms:
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  • gibibyte
  • gigabit
Synonyms: gig
gigajillion etymology giga + jillion
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal, humorous) An enormously large number; arbitrarily many
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giggity-giggity etymology Catchphrase of Glenn Quagmire, a hypersexed character in the American animated television series Family Guy (first broadcast in 1999).
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) sexual intercourse
    • 2011, Alexander and Ahesha Catalano, 365 Days Until...: The Journey to Our Wedding I decided we still have plenty of time to do that so we stayed home, had a great dinner, and had some great giggity-giggity.
    • 2014, Steve Hord, FIFO: There’s a Healthier Way Have no interest in a bit of the giggity giggity?
giggle pronunciation
  • /ˈgɪgl/ {{audio}}
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verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To laugh gently or in a high-pitched voice; to laugh in a silly or giddy way. The jokes had them giggling like little girls all evening.
Synonyms: (laugh in a silly way) titter, See also
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A high-pitched, silly laugh.
  2. (informal) Amusement. We put itching powder down his shirt for giggles. The women thought it would be quite a giggle to have a strippergram at the bride's hen party.
Synonyms: (laugh) titter, (amusement) amusement, fun, a joke, a laugh or laughs
giggle berries Alternative forms: giggle-berries, giggleberries
noun: {{en-plural noun}}
  1. (slang) Testicles.
    • 2008, Stephanie Hale, Twisted Sisters, Berkley JAM (2008), ISBN 9780425219508, page 72: His nose starts squirting blood right before I kick him square in the twig and giggle berries.
    • 2008, Zombies Ate My Headlines, Carbolic Smoke Books (2008), ISBN 9780615255262, page 167: Or, "Pardon me, Brad, while I reach down and scratch my giggle berries."
    • 2010, Mark DeCarlo, A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities/One Stomach, Lyons Press (2010), ISBN 9780762751402, page 188: "Cowboys," he explained. "They cut 'em off the bulls to calm 'em down." "Hmmm, you'd think it would have the exact opposite effect," I retorted to the delight of the waitstaff. But the moment Sam saw them smile he drove the knife deep into the table and pushed the plate of deep-fried giggle berries against my chest.
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Synonyms: See also .
giggle juice
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A form of punch made from white wine, soda water and grape juice etc.
  2. (slang) Nitrous oxide, laughing gas; used especially by automotive enthusiasts.
    • 2000 February 20, "MustangGT460" (username), "Re: Message for all you Ford Haters!", in, Usenet: Every time I go to the Rock I see folks with their near stock 5.0's and 5.8's spraying the giggle juice so they can smoke the GM guys...
    • 2003 February 9, "Shaz" (username), "Re: Ileoscope", in, Usenet: I did have some "giggle juice" as the nurse called it but nothing too heavy and I think I really could have had it done without it …
    • 2005 August 23, "" (e-mail address), "Re: Robin can't even do a funny 'Eric the Midget' impression", in, Usenet: I swear, one day, were are all gonna find out that Howard has been pumping 'laughing gas' into Robin's little plexliglass cage. He'll explain that he thought it was a good idea at first, until the gas line broke and they could not stop the flow of 'giggle juice.'
gigolo etymology First attested in English in 1922.{{R:Merriam Webster Online}} From French gigolo{{R:TLFi}} (first attested in that sense in 1901; attested since 1894 in the sense "elegant young man whose means of livelihood are dubious", and since 1850 in the sense "lover of a gigolette or pimp"),''Dictionnaire étymologique et historique du français'' (Larousse Références, ISBN 2-03-710228-3), page 339, a back-formation from gigoletteCollins English Dictionary, [ online] (attested since 1850), from giguer, from gigue. pronunciation
  • (US) /ˈdʒɪɡ.ə.ˌloʊ/Macmillan American English Dictionary, [ online]Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, [ online] or /ˈʒɪg.ˌloʊ/Collins American English Dictionary, [ online]
  • (UK) /ˈdʒɪɡ.ə.ˌləʊ/Macmillan British English Dictionary, [ online] or /ˈʒɪɡ.ə.ˌləʊ/Harrap's Shorter Dictionary, 8th Edition, page 389
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A man who has a sexual relationship with a woman from whom he receives payment.
  2. A hired escort or dancing partner for a woman.
    • 1929, Irving Caesar, Just a Gigolo (song) lyrics: I'm just a gigolo / And everywhere I go / People know the part I'm playin' / Paid for every dance / Sellin' each romance / Ooh, what they're sayin'
Synonyms: See also
gigster etymology From gig + ster.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (dated) A horse that pulls a gig (a two-wheeled carriage).
  2. (informal) A musician who plays gig (shows).
    • 2002, James J. Nott, Music for the People: Popular Music and Dance in Interwar Britain, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-925407-1, pages 132–3: Of additional interest to dance band musicians was the opening that month [November 1935] of an extension to Manchester’s largest musical instrument store, Mameloks on Oxford Road. The store had a ballroom, café, lounge, and teaching rooms. The Dance Band and Variety booking agencies on its premises made it a center for ‘gigsters’.
    • 2002, Max Wooldridge, Rock 'n' Roll London, Macmillan, ISBN 9780312304423, page 85: Regular gigsters say it's a good venue to play and the promoters have worked hard, even if they have to stuff three bands on a night to make ends meet.
gilt pronunciation
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  • /ɡɪɫt/
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etymology 1 {{rfe}} Cf. gold and German Geld
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
  2. (uncountable, slang) Money.
  3. (countable, finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Golden coloured.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, 10 , [ Mr. Pratt's Patients] , “The Jones man was looking at her hard. Now he reached into the hatch of his vest and fetched out a couple of cigars, everlasting big ones, with gilt bands on them.”
etymology 2 See geld.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-past of gild
gimboid etymology Coined in the television series , possibly from gimp + oid.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory, UK) An incompetent person.
    • 2003, "bewtifulfreak", Did I post this yet? (discussion on Internet newsgroup You can blame that primarily on George Dubbya "I wanna rule tha world" Bush and all the gimboids who voted for him.
    • 2003, "Tim Hill", Bizarre audio CD protection (discussion on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.misc) A great deal of rap (both commercial and non) is made by talentless gimboids.
    • 2005, Andy P Field, Discovering Statistics Using SPSS Actually it doesn't, they just think you're a sad gimboid.
gimme etymology Written form of a of "give me" pronunciation
  • /ˈɡɪmiː/
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contraction: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) give me. Gimme the ball.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) something easily obtained It's a gimme.
    1. (golf) A tap-in putt, usually a couple inches from the cup. Don't count two strokes for that - it was a gimme, if I wasn't holding the flag with my other hand, for the next players waiting on the hole, it would have gone in.
gimmick etymology unknown. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈɡɪm.ɪk/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A trick or device used to attain some end. The box had a gimmick to make the coin appear to vanish.
    • April 19 2002, Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville Epperlein and Tucker focus on two featherweight hopefuls: Dustin Poirier, a formidable contender who’s looking to parlay a history of schoolyard violence and street-fighting into a potential career, and Albert Stainback, a more thoughtful yet more erratic and undisciplined fighter whose chief gimmick is entering the ring wearing a hat like the one Malcolm McDowell wore in A Clockwork Orange.
  2. A clever ploy or strategy. The contest was a gimmick to get people to sign up for their mailing list.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To rig or set up with a trick or device. The magician's box was gimmicked with a wire that made it appear to open on its own.
etymology 1 Attested since about 1660, perhaps from Dutch gimp or French guimpe, and likely from Old French guimpre, a variant of guipure, a kind of trimming. The regional sense of "gumption" is attested since about 1905, and may have developed due to the reinforced nature of gimp cord, or possibly the influence of the words gumption and gumph. pronunciation
  • /ɡɪmp/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A narrow ornamental fabric or braid of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with metallic wire or coarse cord running through it, used as trimming for dresses, curtains, furniture, etc. Also guimpe.
  2. Any coarse or reinforced thread, such as a glazed thread employed in lacemaking to outline designs, or silk thread used as a fishing leader, protected from the bite of fish by a wrapping of fine wire.
    • 1936, Djuna Barnes, Nightwood, Faber & Faber 2007, p. 87: I'm a fisher of men and my gimp is doing a saltarello over every body of water to fetch up what it may.
  3. The plastic cord used in the plait and knotting craft (lanyard making); or, the process itself.
  4. (dated, chiefly North Eastern US) Gumption; spirit; ambition; vigor; pep.
    • 1898, Charles Frederick Wingate, What Shall Our Boys Do for a Living?, page 255 Love them and encourage them, but put some 'gimp' into them.
    • 1915, Frederick Frye Rockwell, The Key to the Land: What a City Man Did with a Small Farm, page 72 You haven't got gimp enough to, any more than you could smash the rest of that pint, instead of swallowing it. You're a weakling...
    • 1924, , The Midlander, page 219 When people put a lot on what their folks used to do, it always means they haven't got gimp enough left to do anything themselves.
related terms:
  • guimpe
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (of yarn, cord, thread, etc.) To wrap or wind (surround) with another length of yarn or wire in a tight spiral, often by means of a gimping machine, creating gimped yarn, etc. Also, generally, to wrap or twist with string or wire. See gimped.
    • 1856, Campbell Morfit, A Treatise on Chemistry Applied to the Manufacture of Soap and Candles, page 435 with illustration It consists of seventy fine spun cotton threads, gimped or tied around with thread by a machine similar to that for wrapping bonnet wire.
    • 1982, Robert Donington, Music and Its Instruments, page 69 ...low strings later than the mid-seventeenth century are commonly gimped (wound with fine wire on a moderate core) to allow sufficient tension without excessive mass or stiffness.
  2. (dated) To notch or indent; to jag or make jagged; to edge with serration or groove.
    • 1890, Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer, How to Cook Vegetables, page 25 They are prettier cut and gimped in the shape of wheels.
    • 1906, Thomas Ernest Herbert, Telegraphy: A Detailed Exposition of the Telegraph System of the British, page 438 This active material consists of a tape of pure lead, which is gimped whilst cold with deep grooves and ridges...
    • 1906, George Dudley Aspinall Parr, Electrical Engineering: In Theory and Practice, page 421 Each hole is filled by a rosette of pure lead made by rolling up lead strip or tape which has been gimped or corrugated.
    • 1978, John Geraint Jenkins, Traditional Country Craftsmen, page 232 In some cases the leather has to be decorated with perforations while its edges may be serrated or gimped.
etymology 2 Attested in US slang since the 1920s. Maybe influenced by, or cognate with limp. pronunciation
  • /ɡɪmp/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A person who is lame due to a crippling of the legs or feet.
  2. (informal) A crippled leg.
  3. (informal) A limp or a limping gait.
    • 1934, , Madame La Gimp She walks with a gimp in one leg, which is why she is called Madame La Gimp...
    • 1934, , What, No Butler? ...Flat-wheel Walter...who is called by this name because he walks with a gimp on one side...
  4. (slang, derogatory) A name-calling word, generally for a person who is perceived to be inept, deficient or peculiar
  5. (BDSM) A sexual submissive, almost always male, dressed generally in a black leather suit. See in Wikipedia.
Synonyms: (person who is lame) cripple, disabled (person), (derogatory term for inept, outcast or odd person) dweeb, nerd, geek, gump, spod, dork
related terms:
  • gimp suit
  • gimpy
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (informal) To limp; to hobble.
etymology 3 Scots. Alternate form of jimp. Compare Welsh gwymp. pronunciation
  • /dʒɪmp/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (dated, Scotland and N England) Neat; trim; delicate; slender; handsome; spruce; elegant.
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gimped etymology From gimp
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-past of gimp
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (of yarn, cord, thread, wire, etc.) Wrapped or wound tightly with a second length of yarn or wire in a tight spiral, often by means of a gimping machine, leaving the core yarn straight and protected (gimped yarn). Also, generally, wrapped or twisted with string or wire (gimped buttons).
  2. (of fabric, curtains, clothing, or similar) Adorned with gimp (decorative trim); edged or embroidered.
  3. Jagged, as a jagged or uneven edge or outline; notched, edged with serration or grooves; nicked, dented.
    • 1908, , The Nature Book, page 158 The leaves... are slightly “gimped,” and this gives them an apparently wavy outline.
  4. (informal) Crippled, injured; damaged as to awkwardly impede function.
    • 2003, Scott Oglesby, Riding High, page 60 Then he wheeled him around and began pushing him lickety-split down the hall, the chair's rickety wheels squealing like a gimped grocery cart.
  5. (informal, computing) Modified by means of GIMP
gimp suit
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) bondage suit
etymology 1 Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from Dutch genever from the Old French genevre (French genièvre), from Latin iūniperus. Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{en-noun}}
  1. A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling ferment grain such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktail.
  2. (uncountable) gin rummy
  3. (poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards exampleJohnny Chan held jack-nine, and hit gin when a queen-ten-eight board was dealt out.
related terms:
  • genever
etymology 2 Aphetism of Old French engin. pronunciation
  • {{enPR}}, /dʒɪn/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. (obsolete) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. {{rfquotek}} {{rfquotek}}
  3. A snare or trap for game.
  4. A machine for raising or moving heavy object, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulley, ropes, etc.
  5. (mining) A hoist drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  6. A pile driver.
  7. A windpump.
  8. A cotton gin.
  9. An instrument of torture worked with screw.
related terms:
  • (cotton gin) ginner, ginnery
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To remove the seed from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
  3. To invent (via Irish), see gin up exampleThe matter was a ginned up controversy
etymology 3 From Middle English ginnen, from Old English ginnan pronunciation
  • /ɡɪn/
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (archaic) To begin.
etymology 4 From xdk dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone.[[w:R. M. W. Dixon|R. M. W. Dixon]], Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, now considered offensive) An Aboriginal woman.
    • 1869, Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 1, [http//|%22gns%22+australia+OR+aboriginal+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=enFdT6a1BcjtmAWIyLnGDw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gin%22|%22gns%22%20australia%20OR%20aboriginal%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 273], His next shot was discharged amongst the mob, and most unfortunately wounded the gin already mentioned ; who, with a child fastened to her back, slid down the bank, and lay, apparently dying, with her legs in the water.
    • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked, Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179, Dad said Shoesmith and Thompson had made one error that cost them their lives by letting the gins into the camp, and the blacks speared them all.
    • 2008, Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia, [http//|%22gns%22+australia+OR+aboriginal+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6HddT9uPIenQmAX2xq3PDw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gin%22|%22gns%22%20australia%20OR%20aboriginal%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false unnumbered page], But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.
Synonyms: lubra
  • ing, nig
gin's piss etymology From gin + piss.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, slang) Poor quality beer.'''1990''', [[w:R. M. W. Dixon|R. M. W. Dixon]], ''Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.
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etymology 1 Abbreviation of vagina, either by children's mispronunciation or as a euphemism.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (hypocoristic, slang) The vagina.
Synonyms: front bottom, (British) fanny, and others, vulgar or euphemistic
etymology 2 From the Italian forename.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, Canada, slang, derogatory) The female equivalent of a gino.
  • agin, Agni, gain
gin burglar etymology From gin + burglar.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Australia, slang) A white man who sexually exploits aboriginal women.
    • 1958, William Edward Harney, Content to Lie in the Sun, [http//|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22gin+burglar%22|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NYVdT92zK8zwmAX7nI3ODw&redir_esc=y page 46], “The down-troddens′ day will come soon, then you ‘gin burglars’ will have to respect the rights of the weak,” retorted the other as he moved away to the “Rib-binders” reply. “Yes, and that day, both you and I, my friend, will have to pay more for the ‘girls’ than we do today.”
    • 1964, Keith Willey, Eaters of the Lotus, [http//|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22gin+burglar%22|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=J4xdT-W1FKrJmQX4ubicDw&redir_esc=y page 150], For decades now the 38,000 square miles aboriginal reserve has been sacrosanct from white intrusion. Gin burglars who sneak in looking for lubras are prosecuted.
    • 1971, K. Willey, Boss Drover, quoted in 1990, , Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167, Now and then you would meet fellows who ... would go from station to station, scrounging feeds and hanging about the blacks′ camp looking for girls. They were known as combos, murlongers, or gin burglars.
    • 1992, Kay Saunders, Raymond Evans, Gender Relations in Australia: Domination and Negotiation, [http//|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22gin+burglar%22|%22gin+burglars%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NYVdT92zK8zwmAX7nI3ODw&redir_esc=y page 36], ‘Of course every man in the country was doing the same thing, but there was plenty of hypocrisy among the station people. The manager would refer to “combos” and “gin burglars” as though they were social outcasts. But let his wife go away for a while, or even turn her back, and he was down to the blacks′ camp in no time’ (Willey 1971:46).
Synonyms: gin jockey
etymology 1 {{wikipedia}} Variation of gotch, from Ukrainian ґатки 〈g̀atki〉.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Canada, Alberta and British Columbia, slang) Underwear, especially men's briefs.
    • 2000, John Farrow, City of Ice, HarperCollins (2000), ISBN 0006481051, page 71: She stowed the ginch she had just received as a gift in the dresser out of harm's way.
    • 2012, Kim Firmston, Hook Up, James Lorimer & Company Ltd. (2012), ISBN 9781459400306, page 25: Grabbing clean pants and ginch, I get re-dressed.
    • 2012, Sandi Bezanson-Chan, "Summer Jobs Series: Learning to handle 'ginch' in the hotel laundry", National Post, 14 July 2012: I got the hang of it after about 20 or 30 sheets and was settling into the routine when, reaching into the trolley, I was horrified to spy a pair of men’s Jockey underpants in amongst the sheets. I stopped cold and let out a shriek (remember, I was 14). Shirley calmly looked into the trolley and said, “Oh for Christ’s sake – it’s just a pair of ginch!”
Synonyms: See also .
etymology 2
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (British, slang, taboo) vagina, pussy
  • ching
ginchy etymology 1930s slang term, according to A Historical Dictionary of American Slang.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang, dated) Sexy, cool. That is some ginchy girl!
    • 1961, Stanton Delaplane, And How She Grew, Coward-McCann, page 187, You should carry a few silver dollars—they are the ginchiest.
  • Typically used in the superlative.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (pejorative) shortened form of ginger, red-haired
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A red-haired person.
ginger {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈdʒɪndʒə/, /ˈɡɪŋə/ (person with red hair)
  • (US) /ˈdʒɪndʒɚ/
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etymology 1 Middle English gingere, alteration of gingivere, from late Old English gingifer, gingiber (influenced by Old French gingibre), from Malayalam gingiber, zingeber, from Latin zingiberi, from Late Greek ζιγγίβερις 〈zingíberis〉, from Middle Indic (compare Pali , Sanskrit शृङ्गवेर 〈śr̥ṅgavēra〉) (influenced by शृङ्गं 〈śr̥ṅgaṁ〉 ‘horn’), from oty , literally, ‘ginger root’ (mod. Tamil இஞ்சி 〈iñci〉 வேர் 〈vēr〉).
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. The pungent aromatic rhizome of a tropical Asian herb, Zingiber officinale, used as a spice and as a stimulant and acarminative.
  2. The plant that produces this rhizome.
  3. Other species belonging to the same family, Zingiberaceae, especially those of the genus Zingiber
  4. A reddish-brown colour/color. {{color panel}}
  5. (colloquial, often derogatory, countable) A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.
  6. (colloquial, uncountable) vitality, vigour, liveliness (of character)
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (of hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.
  2. Flavoured with ginger.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To add ginger to.
  2. To enliven, to spice (up).
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 886: The accident was an excuse merely to replace an old-fashioned regular with old-fashioned notions by an active, fire-eating young general who would ginger things up.
  3. To apply ginger to the anus of a horse to encourage it to carry its tail high and move in a lively fashion.
related terms:
  • galangal
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To move gingerly.
    • 1972 September 1, Paul Hemphill, “‘I Gotta Let the Kid Go’”, in , ISSN 0024-3019, Volume 73, Number 9, page 42: Spring training began on Christmas Day, when my cousin and I gingered onto the lot behind the fire station to try out our new spikes.
    • 1979, Bill Marshall, Bukom, Longman, ISBN 9780582642232, page 83: She gingered her way into the river and timidly splashed into its waters.
    • 1992, Donald Anderson, “My Name Is Stephen Mann”, in Aethlon, reprinted in Fire Road, University of Iowa Press (2001), ISBN 978-0-87745-778-7, page 11: I gingered my hands into my grandfather’s [boxing] gloves.
    • 2009, Montana Kid Hammer, The Old West Adventures of Ornery and Slim: The Partnership, AuthorHouse, ISBN 978-1-4389-1998-0, page 47: Takin’ good care not to topple into the depths o’ this muddy ol’ ooze, I gingered my way across the muddy path along the river’s edge until I arrived at that big hat.
related terms:
  • gingerly
etymology 3 Cockney rhyming slang: ginger beer = queer
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) a homosexual.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (UK, Cockney rhyming slang) homosexual.
  • nigger
ginger knob
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (UK, slang, idiomatic, pejorative) a male redhead, a ginger-haired male.
Synonyms: ginger nut
gin jockey
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (AU, slang) synonym of gin burglar
gink etymology unknown
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A foolish or contemptible man.
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  2. (slang) a fellow; person.
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  • king, King
gin mill
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (archaic, derogatory) A tavern that serves gin.
verb: {{head}}
  1. en-past of gin
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (dated, slang) drunk
  • ending
gino {{wikipedia}} etymology From the Italian forename Gino.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, Canada, slang, derogatory) A person of Mediterranean (especially Italian) descent, stereotypically regarded as shallow and materialistic.
    • 1993, Purdue Research Foundation, Romance Languages Annual Ginos are essentially teenagers of Italian background who take on what they think are traits that characterize an Italian...
    • 1994, Marcel Danesi, Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence‎ Ginos and Ginas typically came from Italian households, wore stylish clothing, and listened to disco-type music.
    • 200, "[+//Tania//-]", "They're not going there just to get high" (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.rave) Not all ginos and ginas are the same, just becuz you've come across a couple you hate, doesn't mean you hate them all. ... Where I live it is probably 99% ginos and ginas and I get along with them just fine, in fact, my boyfriend is a gino.
  • go in, goin, goin', ogin
ginormous etymology {{blend}}. pronunciation
  • (UK) /dʒaɪˈnɔː(ɹ)məs/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Very large.
    • 1986, Jazz (Autobot), Transformers The Movie “This is Jazz, a ginormous weird looking planet just showed up in the suburbs of Cybertron.”
    • 1999, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Adventure at Walt Disney World Book #7 page 20 Walt Disney World is ginormous. Even after you’re on the property, you have to drive about fifteen minutes to get to different places.
    • 2003, Buddy The Elf, Elf The Movie “Have you seen these toilets? They’re ginormous!”
Synonyms: See also
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (humorous) In a ginormous manner; hugely.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (archaic, colloquial) A place where gin is sold; a modern day example would be a tavern or barroom.
A word used during the early 1700s-late 1800s where the lower class were found.
  • hopings
ginzo etymology Diminutive of Guinea with -o.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, offensive, ethnic slur, derogatory) A person of Italian birth or descent.
gippo Alternative forms: gyppo etymology An alteration of gypsy, which is in turn an alteration of Egyptian. pronunciation
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (British, offensive, slang) A Gypsy.
  2. (British, offensive, slang, rare) An Egyptian.
  3. (British, military, slang) Gravy.
    • 2006, George H. Coward, Coward's War: He had his “dinner” in his canteen and placed it on the ground to go and “scrounge” a chunk of bread to help “fill up”, and as soon as he turned his back a dog walked in at the door of the barn, where we were “in residence” as they say “higher up”, [only we “flew no flag”], and started lapping up some of the “gippo”, [gravy] of which the said dinner was composed [in fact 'twas more “gippo” than dinner that day, so who could blame a dog for being mistaken].
    • 2006, Mildred Joan Tulip, My experiences as a VAD nurse: They were always asking for ‘more gippo’ (gravy) which we got for them if we could.
girl {{wikipedia}} etymology From Middle English gyrle, of uncertain origin. Probably from Old English, from a diminutive form of Proto-Germanic *gurwijaz (compare North Frisian gör, Low German Gör, dialectal Norwegian gorre, dialectal Swedish garre, gurre), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer-''Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language'', s.v. "girl" (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002). (compare Old Irish gair, Ancient Greek χρεώ 〈chreṓ〉, χρήσθαι 〈chrḗsthai〉, Sanskrit ह्रस्व 〈hrasva〉). pronunciation
  • (UK) /ɡɜːl/
  • (US) /ɡɝl/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A young female human; (in contrast to boy), a female child or young adult.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill (novelist) , The Celebrity, 4 , “No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or…. And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.”
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    exampleAmanda is a girl of 16.
  2. Any woman, regardless of her age. (see usage notes)
  3. A female servant; a maid. (see usage notes)
  4. (uncommon) A queen (the playing card.)* Weisenberg, Michael (2000) ''[ The Official Dictionary of Poker].'' MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
  5. (colloquial) A term of endearment. (see usage notes)
  6. A girlfriend. exampleI'm going to meet my girl over there.
  7. A daughter. exampleYour girl turned up on our doorstep.
  8. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A roebuck two years old.
  9. (US, slang) Cocaine, especially in powder form.
    • 1969, Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life, Cash Money Content (2011), ISBN 9781451617139, page 43: She had taught me to snort girl, and almost always when I came to her pad, there would be thin sparkling rows of crystal cocaine on the glass top of the cocktail table.
    • 1977, Odie Hawkins, Chicago Hustle, Holloway House (1987), ISBN 0870673661, page 175: Elijah nodded congenially to the early evening regulars in the Afro Lounge, headed straight for the telephone hung midway between the mens and womens, his nose smarting from a couple thick lines of recently snorted girl.
    • 2005, K'wan, Hoodlum, St. Martin's Press (2005), ISBN 0312333080, page 185: After about an hour or two of half-ass sex and snorting girl, Honey was zoned out. {{…}} She flexed her still numb fingers, trying to find a warmth that didn't seem to come. Cocaine always made her numb.
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  10. A familiar way of addressing a female dog. exampleGo fetch the stick, Lassie! That's a good girl!
  • (any woman, regardless of her age) Calling a grown woman a "girl" may be considered either a compliment or an insult, depending on context and sensibilities. In some cases, the term is used as a euphemism for virgin, to distinguish a female who has never engaged in sexual intercourse (a "girl") from one who has done so (and is a woman).
Synonyms: (young female human) see also ., (cocaine) see also .
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  • LIRG
girlcation etymology {{blend}}.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A vacation taken by a group of women and/or catering specifically to female interests.
    • 2008, Joanne Richard, "The great escapes", The Observer (Sarnia, Ontario), 18 September 2008: Mancations and girlcations are all the rage. Getting away with your best buddies isn't new, but it's a hot niche market for the travel industry with lots of packages, hotels and resorts offering up bonding opportunities galore.
    • 2010, Lynette Majer, "The best gift of all", Northside, Issue 72, September 2010, page 3: So when Paula asked me during our July “girlcation” if she could take up my search, I was game.
    • 2012, Jen Hatmaker, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, B & H Publishing Group (2012), ISBN 9781433672965, page 127: When my friends and I were in Manhattan last year on a girlcation, we took public transportation everywhere, and it was both invigorating and slightly stinky.
coordinate terms:
  • mancation
girlcott etymology Humorous alteration of boycott, as though containing the element boy. pronunciation
  • /ˈɡɜːlkɒt/
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (informal, of women) To boycott.
girl crush Alternative forms: girl-crush
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A strong but usually nonsexual fondness experienced by one female for another.
    • 2004, Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint (2004), ISBN 9781582433141, page 16: S. is a woman. I don't want to sleep with her — S. and I are both unambiguously heterosexual and my feelings for her are decidedly nonphysical — but I have a major crush on her all the same. This is a girl crush, big time.
    • 2006, Emily Giffin, Baby Proof, St. Martin's Press (2006), ISBN 9780312348656, page 181: “You look awesome,” she says, beaming. “Somewhat conservative and understated but with loads of style. If Tucker comes, she's going to be insanely jealous. I mean, she might even develop a girl crush.”
    • 2010, Jill Murray, Rhythm and Blues, Doubleday Canada (2010), ISBN 9780385664912, page 141: “Last week you hated her, and this week you're making her mixtapes? You totally have a girl crush!"
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Synonyms: womance
coordinate terms:
  • bromance
  • man crush
girlf etymology Shortening of girlfriend.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) girlfriend
girlfriend etymology girl + friend pronunciation
  • (GenAm) /ˈɡɝlfɹɛnd/
  • (RP) /ˈɡɜːlfɹɛnd/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A female partner in a romantic relationship. Marc went to the park with his girlfriend and watched the sunset with her.
    • William Shatner as Capt. James T kirk, Television Program E01S01, "The Man Trap," , 1966; Want to pick some flowers, doctor? When a man visits an old girlfriend she usually expects something like that.
  2. A female friend. Mary always enjoyed hanging out with her girlfriend Jessica.
Synonyms: (female friend) chickfriend (slang)
  • The term is used to describe any girl or woman in a romantic relationship with another person.
  • An adult woman in such a non-marital relationship is sometimes described instead as a significant other or partner, especially if the two partners are living together. Since girlfriend and partner mean different things to different people, the distinctions between the terms are subjective, and which term is used in a relationship will ultimately be determined by personal preference.
  • The use of girlfriend for a female non-romantic friend of another female is limited in geographic distribution and sometimes preferred by older generations of speakers.
Alternative forms: girl friend, girl-friend
girlie Alternative forms: girly
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang) A magazine targeted to an adult male audience and containing nude or semi-nude photographs of women. When Grandma came to visit, the teen-aged boy hid the girlies in his dresser so she wouldn't see them.
  2. (colloquial) A young girl. "Daddy's little girlie."
Synonyms: See also
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang) Of entertainment, involving attractive women or images thereof, usually nude or wearing skimpy clothing.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Involving sexual contact between women; lesbian.
    • 2005, Richard J. Novic, Alice in genderland: a crossdresser comes of age (page 172) As a friend performed, the pros would take turns sashaying out onto the dance floor to pass her a bill in a tantalizing moment of girl-on-girl action.
    • 2010, Kate Emburg, Michael G. Cornelius, Susan Slutt, Girl Dick (page 129) Lots of straight guys will pay to see hot girl-on-girl action, and you've got to admit, that was pretty hot.
Synonyms: woman-on-woman
girlwatching etymology girl + watching, perhaps modelled on birdwatching.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (rare, informal) Observing young women as a recreational activity.
    • 1972, John Money, Anke A Ehrhardt, Man and woman, boy and girl He experienced erotic arousal, which included the slow secretion of genital moistness, from being with her, and also from girlwatching.
    • 1979, David L Altheide, Robert P Snow, Media logic … stylized individual player performance, girlwatching in the stands, blimp shots of the stadium, and lots of other irrelevant hype.
    • 1985, Joseph M Ferguson, The Summerfield stories He didn't have much heart for his teaching, either, and he found himself taking to girlwatching on campus.
    • 1991, Howard Nemerov, A Howard Nemerov Reader … they are difficult or impossible even by definition: like inventing a new platitude (difficult), or girlwatching in the Men's Room (can't be done).
    • 2005, Mardy Grothe, Viva la repartee … end up as hotel detectives in a Texas resort teeming with Nazi agents. They still find time for one of their favorite pastimes: girlwatching.
girly bits
noun: {{head}}
  1. (plurale tantum, informal) Female genitalia.
girly mag
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) A soft porn magazine featuring naked ladies
girlyman etymology From girly + man Alternative forms: girly man
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) An effeminate man, a pussy
    • 1988, Arnold Schwarzenegger "They all look like a bunch of girlymen, right?"
    • 1993, Kevin Walter Johnson, Kevin Walter Johnson, Why Is God Looking for Friends? "You whuss! ... I thought Blake was the only girlyman on the team. I guess there are two."
giro {{wikipedia}} etymology Via German, from Italian giro, from Latin gyrus, from Ancient Greek γῦρος 〈gŷros〉. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈdʒaɪrəʊ/
Homophones: gyro {{rfap}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
  2. (British, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.
The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.
  • Igor
girth etymology From Old Norse gjǫrð (whence the Icelandic gjörð), akin to Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌳𐌰 〈𐌲𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌳𐌰〉, German Gurt. Cognate with Albanian ngërthej. pronunciation
  • /ɡɜː(ɹ)θ/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. The distance measured around an object.
  2. A band passed under the belly of an animal to hold various types of saddle in place.
  3. The part of an animal around which the girth fits.
  4. (informal) One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.
    • Addison He's a lusty, jolly fellow, that lives well, at least three yards in the girth.
  5. A small horizontal brace or girder.
  6. (graph theory) The length of the shortest cycle in a graph.
Synonyms: circumference, cinch
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To bind as if with a girth or band. {{rfquotek}}
  • grith, right
gis etymology From the military term GIS, "general impression and shape"
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (ornithology, slang) alternative spelling of jizz
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  • Igs
  • sig, SIG
gish etymology The term originates in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game, where it originally referred to a Githyanki fighter/wizard combination.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (role-playing games) A magician, or character that is skilled in both physical combat and the use of magic. Most gish characters use their magical abilities to increase their own personal combat abilities (known as "buffing").
  2. (slang) An outsider.
  • sigh
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang) drunk
  • sighed
gissa etymology give us a Alternative forms: gizza
contraction: {{en-cont}}
  1. (slang, nonstandard, in imperative utterances) Give us a; give me a.
    • 1952, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman, Punch This bloke comes up to his mate, and says "Ere," 'e says, 'gissa fag, tosh,' 'e says.
    • 2002, Anabel Donald, Be nice‎ (Pacing up and down in front of the protesting ICKLES, threateningly.) C'mon, Emma, gissa hand here.
    • 2007, Carolyn McCrae, Walking Alone‎ "An' you're gorgeous, here, gissa kiss."
  • assig
git Alternative forms: get pronunciation
  • /ɡɪt/
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etymology 1 From Middle English get. A southern variant of Scots get, related to beget. (from Online Etymology Dictionary)
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (British, slang, pejorative) A contemptible person.
  2. (British, slang, pejorative) A silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying{{,}} or childish person.
  • 'Git' is usually used as an insult, more severe than twit but less severe than a true profanity like wanker or arsehole, and may often be used affectionately between friends. 'Get' can also be used, with a subtle change of meaning. 'You cheeky get!' is slightly less harsh than 'You cheeky git!'.
  • 'Git' is frequently used in conjunction with another word to achieve a more specific meaning. For instance a "smarmy git" refers to a person of a slimy, ingratiating disposition; a "jammy git" would be a person with undeserved luck. The phrase "grumpy old git", denoting a cantankerous old man, is used with particular frequency.
  • In parts of northern , and , 'get' is still used in preference to 'git'. In the Republic of Ireland, 'get', rather than 'git' is used.
  • The word has been ruled by the to be .
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (Appalachian, Southern US, AAVE) To get.
  2. (Appalachian, Southern US, AAVE) To leave.
etymology 2
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. alternative form of geat (channel in metal casting)
  • tig
git along
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (American, cowboy slang, colloquial, Often said to cattle) move; keep going Whoopie Ti Yi Yo git along little dogie. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
  2. (American) go on your way; scram
Synonyms: move, go
Gitmo etymology The abbreviation GTMO pronounced as if it were a word rather than letter by letter. pronunciation
  • (UK) {{enPR}}, /ˈɡɪt.məʊ/
  • (US) {{enPR}}, /ˈɡɪt.moʊ/
proper noun: {{en-proper noun}}
  1. (informal) Guantanamo Bay, the US naval base and detention center in the place of the same name, on the island of Cuba.
give a flying fuck
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (usually, in a negative use, vulgar) to care whatsoever. I don't give a flying fuck about how many laps I can run in 20 minutes, I'm more interested in something over there...
Synonyms: give a fuck
products: Novelty products such as the Flying Fuck RC Helicopter have been produced as a play off the word, Flying Fuck. The tag line is, Finally, for the first time in human history, you can actually give someone a flying fuck!
give a fuck
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, usually, in a negative use) to care.
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give a monkey's
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (slang, chiefly, in negative constructions) Care whatsoever; give a toss; give two hoots.
give a rat's arse Alternative forms: give a rat's ass (North American spelling)
verb: {{head}}
  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, British spelling) To care; to have or show an interest. I just don't give a rat's arse! "She couldn't give a rat's arse whether he shows up or not." I don't give a rat's arse about politics.
  • Usually used in negative constructions, such as He doesn't give a rat's arse.

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