gyp also gip (jĭp) Offensive Slang
tr.v. gypped, gyp·ping, gyps also gipped or gip·ping or gips
To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
1. A fraud or swindle.
2. One who defrauds; a swindler.
[Probably short for GYPSY (from prejudiced popular perceptions of the Romani people as thieves and petty swindlers).]
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