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gyp Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  2. verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change
WordNet

Gyp noun
Etymology
Said to be a sportive application of Gr. a vulture.
Definitions
  1. A college servant; -- so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a scout. Cant

Webster 1913