Definition of "gyp" [gyp]

  • To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle. (verb-transitive)
  • A fraud or swindle. (noun)
  • One who defrauds; a swindler. (noun)

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Use "gyp" in a sentence
  • "I'm all for being careful with words and respecting the sensibilities of others, but there is no evidence of the term gyp actually coming from the word gypsy it's possible, but so are multiple other origins."
  • "Nor do I believe that most of you hold anyƂprejudicial inclinations toward gypsies even if you occasionally use the word "gyp" or "gypped" in everyday conversation."
  • "Nor do I believe that most of you hold anyprejudicial inclinations toward gypsies even if you occasionally use the word "gyp" or "gypped" in everyday conversation."