the main or essential part of a matter:
What was the gist of his speech?
the ground of a legal action.
the point or substance of an argument, speech, etc
(law) the essential point of an action
1711, “the real point” (of a law case, etc.), from Anglo-French legalese phrases, e.g. cest action gist “this action lies,” meaning “this case is sustainable by law,” from Old French gist en “it consists in, it lies in” (third person singular present indicative of gésir “to lie”), from Latin iacet “it lies,” from iacere “to lie, rest,” related to iacere “to throw” (see jet (v.)). Extended sense of “essence” first recorded 1823.
[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 […]
[gee-tah] /ˈgi tɑ/ noun, Hinduism. 1. .
[jit-uh-lin, ji-tey-, ji-tal-in] /ˈdʒɪt ə lɪn, dʒɪˈteɪ-, dʒɪˈtæl ɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a mixture of glycosides from Digitalis purpurea, used chiefly in the management of congestive heart failure. gitalin git·a·lin (jĭt’l-ĭn, jĭ-tā’lĭn, -tāl’ĭn) n.
n. “gypsy,” 1834, from Spanish Gitano, from Vulgar Latin *Ægyptanus “Egyptian” (see Gypsy). The fem. is gitana. The French form of the feminine, gitane, was used as the name of a brand of cigarettes (1933) and has come to be used for French cigarettes generally.