Definition of gyp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪp//
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  • [singular] (North American English, informal) an act of charging too much money for something That meal was a real gyp.
  • Word Origingive somebody gyp. late 19th cent.: perhaps from gee-up (see gee(verb)). noun late 19th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms (British English, informal) to cause somebody a lot of pain My back's been giving me gyp lately.
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