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A.Word.A.Day--gyp

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gyp also gip (jip) Slang

tr.verb

To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.

noun

1. A fraud or swindle.

2. One who defrauds; a swindler.

[Probably short for Gypsy. The term is offensive to the Gypsies.]

(the only word made up entirely of letters with descenders)

"She's been gypped of all the things that mothers her age look forward to and take for granted." Irene Virag, `Mommy Has Breast Cancer', Newsday, 20 Sep 1993.

This week's theme: words with an unusual arrangement of letters.

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There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


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