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Git

Git

(gĭt)
,
Noun.
(Founding)
See
Geat
.

Definition 2022


Git

Git

See also: git, gît, and GIT

English

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git

git

See also: Git, gît, and GIT

English

Alternative forms

Noun

git (plural gits)

  1. (Britain, slang, pejorative) A contemptible person.
  2. (Britain, slang, pejorative) A silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, or childish person (usually a man).
    • 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
      Bit of a flash git, don't you think?
    • 2007, Greg Weston, The Man Upstairs, ISBN 978-1-84799-957-3, page 124:
      Eventually God gives the donkey a voice and it says, "why're you beating me you great stupid git? It's the angel with the sword that you gotta be careful of," or words to that effect.
Usage notes
  • 'Git' is usually used as an insult, more severe than twit but less severe than a true profanity like wanker or arsehole, and may often be used affectionately between friends. 'Get' can also be used, with a subtle change of meaning. 'You cheeky get!' is slightly less harsh than 'You cheeky git!'.
  • 'Git' is frequently used in conjunction with another word to achieve a more specific meaning. For instance a "smarmy git" refers to a person of a slimy, ingratiating disposition; a "jammy git" would be a person with undeserved luck. The phrase "grumpy old git", denoting a cantankerous old man, is used with particular frequency.
  • In parts of northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, 'get' is still used in preference to 'git'. In the Republic of Ireland, 'get', rather than 'git' is used.
  • The word has been ruled by the Speaker of the House of Commons to be unparliamentary language.
Translations

Verb

git (third-person singular simple present gits, present participle gitting, simple past and past participle gitted)

  1. (Appalachia, Southern US, African American Vernacular) To get.
  2. (Appalachia, Southern US, African American Vernacular) To leave.

Etymology 2

Noun

git (plural gits)

  1. Alternative form of geat (channel in metal casting)

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From French jet, or directly from Latin gagātēs after Ancient Greek Γαγάτης (Gagátēs), from Γάγας (Gágas, a town and river in Lycia).

Noun

git n, f (plural gitten, diminutive gitje n)

  1. (neuter) lignite
  2. (neuter) jet (black, gemstone-like geological material)
  3. (masculine) a stone made of this material

Derived terms


French

Verb

git

  1. Alternative spelling of gît (third-person singular present indicative of gésir)

Usage notes

This spelling was a product of the 1990 French spelling reforms.


Latin

Noun

git n (invariable)

  1. A plant (Nigella sativa), variously named black cumin, Roman coriander, or melanthion.

References


Lojban

Rafsi

git

  1. rafsi of jgita.

Old English

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ġit

  1. you two (nominative dual form of þū)

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jut, remodeled in Proto-Northwest Germanic to *jit by analogy with *wit.

Pronoun

git

  1. You two; nominative dual form of thū.

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʲit/

Interjection

git

  1. (colloquial) excellent!

Adjective

git

  1. (colloqiual) just right

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈgit/
  • Hyphenation: git

Verb

git

  1. singular imperative of gitmek
  2. singular negative imperative of gitmemek

Antonyms


Vilamovian

Noun

git f

  1. goodness