[giz-moh] /ˈgɪz moʊ/
noun, plural gismos. Informal.
a gadget or device:
What is this gismo supposed to do?
[WWII Navy & Marine Corps; origin unknown; it has been suggested that it is fr Moroccan Arabic ki smuh, learned during the invasion of North Africa in 1942]
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[gis-ing] /ˈgɪs ɪŋ/ noun 1. George (Robert) 1857–1903, English novelist. /ˈɡɪsɪŋ/ noun 1. George (Robert). 1857–1903, English novelist, noted for his depiction of middle-class poverty. His works include Demos (1886) and New Grub Street (1891)
[jist] /dʒɪst/ noun 1. the main or essential part of a matter: What was the gist of his speech? 2. the ground of a legal action. /dʒɪst/ noun 1. the point or substance of an argument, speech, etc 2. (law) the essential point of an action n. 1711, “the real point” (of a law case, […]
[git] /gɪt/ noun 1. British Slang. a foolish or contemptible person. /ɡɪt/ noun (Brit, slang) 1. a contemptible person, often a fool 2. a bastard n. “worthless person,” 1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get “illegitimate child, brat,” which is related to beget. interjection A command to leave; blow, scram (1864+) Group Inclusive […]