GI

GI, gastrointestinal

(adjective) of or relating to the stomach and intestines; “a gastrointestinal disorder”

gilbert, Gb, Gi

(noun) a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

GI, G.I.

(verb) clean in preparation for inspection; “the soldiers GIed the barracks”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

gi (plural gis or gi)

A martial arts uniform.

Anagrams

• IG, Ig, ig

Etymology

GI was originally an initialism for Galvanized Iron; during the 1930s the usage expanded to stand for Government Issue; by World War II it had become a nickname for the military personnel themselves.

Adjective

GI (not comparable)

(military) Initialism of general issue. Given to a soldier by the army (as an item), rather than brought from home; or used by the army (as a procedure), and different from its civilian counterpart.

(medicine) Initialism of gastrointestinal.

(US) Initialism of government issue.

(US, military) Initialism of general infantry.

Noun

GI (countable and uncountable, plural GIs)

A member of the U.S. military.

One who is demanding and strict, in the manner of a stereotypical member of the military.

Initialism of galvanized iron.

Initialism of geographical indication.

Initialism of glycemic index.

Misspelling of Gl, the prefix for Gliese catalog of nearby stars

Verb

GI (third-person singular simple present GIs, present participle GIing, simple past and past participle GIed)

(military) To clean aggressively.

Anagrams

• IG, Ig, ig

Source: Wiktionary



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