Definition of ginger verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ginger

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ginger
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒər//
 
he / she / it gingers
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒərz//
 
past simple gingered
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒərd//
 
past participle gingered
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒərd//
 
-ing form gingering
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪndʒərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪndʒərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Old English gingifer, conflated in Middle English with Old French gingimbre, from medieval Latin gingiber, from Greek zingiberis, from Pali (an ancient Indian language) siṅgivera, of Dravidian origin. Phrasal Verbsginger up somebody