verb (used with or without object), gypped, gyp·ping.
- Informal: Sometimes Offensive. to defraud or rob by some sharp practice; swindle; cheat.
- Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindle or fraud.
- Also gyp·per [jip-er] /ˈdʒɪp ər/, gypster. Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a swindler or cheat.
- Also called gypsy. an owner of racehorses who also acts as trainer and jockey.
verb gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping or gipped
- (tr) to swindle, cheat, or defraud
- an act of cheating
- a person who gyps
- British and NZ slang severe pain; torturehis arthritis gave him gyp
- a college servant at the universities of Cambridge and DurhamCompare scout 1 (def. 5)
“to cheat, swindle,” 1889, American English, probably derived from the colloquial shortening of Gypsy (cf. gip). Related: Gypped. As a noun, “fraudulent action, a cheat,” by 1914.