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Git
See also: GIT, Git, and gît

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English get ("offspring", especially "illegitimate offspring"). A southern variant of Scots get ("illegitimate child, brat"), related to beget. (from Online Etymology Dictionary)

Noun

git (plural gits)

  1. (Britain, slang, derogatory) A contemptible person.
  2. (Britain, slang, derogatory) 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, 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 gitting, present participle got, simple past and past participle gotten)

  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)

See also

Anagrams


Dutch

Etymology

From French jet, or directly from Latin gag?t?s after Ancient Greek ? (Gagát?s), from (Gágas, "a town and river in Lycia").

Pronunciation

Noun

git n or 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

Pronunciation

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

Etymology

Compare Hebrew ?(gad) (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

git n (indeclinable)

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

References


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jut. Cognate with North Frisian jat.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

?it

  1. you two (nominative dual form of þ?)

Descendants

  • Middle English: ?it, ?itt, ?et

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 of th?

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

Interjection

git

  1. (colloquial) excellent!

Adjective

git

  1. (colloquial) just right

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'?it/
  • Hyphenation: git

Verb

git

  1. second-person singular imperative of gitmek

Antonyms


Vilamovian

Noun

git f

  1. goodness

Volapük

Noun

git (nominative plural gits)

  1. law (body of binding rules and regulations, customs and standards)

Declension

Derived terms


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