The definition of gin is a form of alcohol distilled from grain and flavored with juniper berries, or a card game that is a two-handed form of rummy, or a machine to remove seeds from cotton, or a specific type of special-purpose machine.(noun)
See gin in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < geneva
Origin: ? contr. < given, infl. ? by Scot prep. gin, by (a certain time)
Origin: phr. ? < old slang gin up, to become intoxicated < ginger ()
See gin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of geneva
Origin: , from Dutch jenever
Origin: , from Middle Dutch geniver, juniper
Origin: , from Old French geneivre
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *iiniperus
Origin: , from Latin iūniperus.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , short for engin, skill; see engine.
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