gyp

gyp
gyp1
/jip/, v., gypped, gypping, n.
v.t., v.i.
1. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.
n.
2. a swindle or fraud.
3. Also, gypper /jip"euhr/, gypster. a swindler or cheat.
4. Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.
Also, gip.
[1885-90, Amer.; back formation from GYPSY]
gyp2
/jip/, n. Brit. Informal.
a male college servant, as at Cambridge and Durham.
[1740-50; perh. from GYPSY]

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