from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
- n. A fraud or swindle.
- n. One who defrauds; a swindler.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cheat or swindle; a rip-off.
- v. To cheat or swindle someone of something inappropriately.
- n. A college servant.
- n. Gypsophila.
- n. Pain or discomfort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A college servant; -- so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a scout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A male servant who attends to college rooms. Also gip.
- n. A swindler, especially a swindling horse-dealer; a cheat.
- To swindle; cheat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
Probably short for Gypsy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from the term gypsy ("Roma"), due to a stereotype of the Roma as swindlers. Compare jew ("defraud"), from Jew, and welsh ("swindle by defaulting on a debt"), from Welsh. (Wiktionary)
Perhaps the same as Etymology 1. (Wiktionary)
Perhaps from gee up. (Wiktionary)