Meaning of gi
Pronunciation: (gē), [key]
- a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt.
Pronunciation: (jē'ī'), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., GI's GIs, GI'd, GI'ing.
- a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier.
- rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
- of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
- conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.
- to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
- to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted.
- gilbert; gilberts.
- gill; gills.
- galvanized iron.
- general issue.
- government issue.
- gi (Thesaurus)