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



gi (plural gis or gi)

A martial arts uniform.


• IG, Ig, ig


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.


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.


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


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

(military) To clean aggressively.


• IG, Ig, ig

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

13 June 2024


(adjective) restricted to whites only; “under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains”; “a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization”

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Espresso is both a coffee beverage and a brewing method that originated in Italy. When making an espresso, a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure forces through finely-ground coffee beans. It has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages. Its smaller serving size will take three shots to equal a mug of standard brewed coffee.

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