Definitions for GIˈdʒiˈaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

GIˈdʒiˈaɪ(n.)(pl.)GIs; GI's or G.I.'s

or G.I.

  1. (n.)a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier.

    Category: Military

  2. (adj.)rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices.

    Category: Military

  3. of a standardized type issued or required by the U.S. armed forces:

    GI shoes; a GI haircut.

    Category: Military

  4. (v.t.)to clean in preparation for inspection:

    to GI the barracks.

    Category: Military

Origin of GI:

1915–20; orig. abbr. of galvanized iron, used in U.S. Army bookkeeping in entering articles (e.g., trash cans) made of it; later extended to all articles issued (as an assumed abbr. of government issue) and finally to soldiers themselves


or g.i.

  1. galvanized iron.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. gastrointestinal.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. general issue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gilbert, Gb, Gi(adj)

    a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

  2. gastrointestinal, GI(verb)

    of or relating to the stomach and intestines

    "a gastrointestinal disorder"

  3. G.I., GI(verb)

    clean in preparation for inspection

    "the soldiers GIed the barracks"


  1. gi(Noun)

    A martial arts uniform.

  2. GI(Noun)

    A member of the U.S. military.

  3. GI(Noun)

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

  4. GI(Verb)

    To clean aggressively.

    Top, get the unit to GI this AO before the old man arrives.

  5. GI(Verb)


    Top, get the unit to GI this AO before the old man arrives.

  6. GI(Verb)

    , the prefix for Gliese catalog of nearby stars

    Top, get the unit to GI this AO before the old man arrives.

  7. GI(Verb)

    Galvanized iron.

  8. GI(Verb)

    Government issue or General Infantry.

    GI Joe.

  9. GI(Adjective)

    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.

    Soldiers counted cadence by chanting: u201CGI brush / And GI comb / Gee, I wish that I was home!u201D

  10. Origin: 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.


  1. gi

    .gi is the country code top-level domain for Gibraltar.

Anagrams of GI

  1. Ig

Translations for GI

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


used in questions etc when asking someone to point out, state etc one or more persons, things etc

What street is this?; What's your name/address / telephone number?; What time is it?; What (kind of) bird is that?; What is he reading?; What did you say?; What is this cake made of?; `What do you want to be when you grow up?' `A doctor.'; Tell me what you mean; I asked him what clothes I should wear.

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