- an act of cheating; swindle; fraud
- a swindleralso gyp′per or gyp′ster
Origin of gypprobably from Gypsy
intransitive verbgypped, gyp′ping
Origin of gypfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps obsolete gippo, a scullion from French jupeau, a jacket, jerkin from jupe from Arabic jubba, a long outer garment
also gip Offensive Slang
transitive verbgypped, gyp·ping, gyps, also gipped gip·ping gips
- A fraud or swindle.
- One who defrauds; a swindler.
Origin of gypProbably short for Gypsy ( from prejudiced popular perceptions of the Romani people as thieves and petty swindlers )
(third-person singular simple present gyps, present participle gypping, simple past and past participle gypped)
See the notes about the noun, above.
Perhaps the same as Etymology 1.
- Pain or discomfort.
- My back's giving me gyp.
Perhaps from gee up.