To cheat or swindle someone of something inappropriately. (verb)
Examples of word gyp
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 anyÂprejudicial 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.
Fellow you call the gyp wanted to make me believe you were out -- thought I looked too like a governor to be let in, I suppose; but it wouldn't do, sir; old birds are not to be caught with chaff; and he spoke with an air of such intense honesty that
I've been having an exchange elsewhere about the word gyp 'cheat, swindle,' and I am (with some trepidation) bringing it here in the hopes of having a productive discussion and perhaps learning a few things.
But he also provides an insight into the equally disturbing class divisions in the university at the time: Mulgrave, a "gyp" or servant to the college's rich students, is a slyly brilliant character who very sensibly refuses to take any nonsense from his betters.