Meaning of gi


Pronunciation: (gē), [key]
— n.
  1. a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt.


Pronunciation: (jē'ī'), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., GI's GIs, GI'd, GI'ing.
  1. a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier.
  1. rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
  2. of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
  3. conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
  4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.
  1. to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
  1. to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. gilbert; gilberts.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. gill; gills.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. galvanized iron.
  2. gastrointestinal.
  3. general issue.
  4. government issue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • gi (Thesaurus)