from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enlisted person in or a veteran of any of the U.S. armed forces, especially a person enlisted in the army.
- adj. Relating to or characteristic of an enlisted person.
- adj. Conforming to or in accordance with U.S. military regulations or procedures.
- adj. Issued by an official U.S. military supply department.
- adv. In strict accordance with military regulations or practices.
- transitive v. Slang To clean (barracks, for example) thoroughly for or as if for an inspection.
- abbr. galvanized iron
- abbr. gastrointestinal
- abbr. general issue
- abbr. Government Issue
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- adj. Given to a soldier by the army (as an item), rather than brought from home; or used by the army (as a procedure), and different from its civilian counterpart.
- n. A member of the U.S. military.
- n. One who is demanding and strict, in the manner of a stereotypical member of the military.
- v. To clean aggressively.
- Galvanized iron.
- Government issue or General Infantry.
- abbr. Common misspelling of Gl., the prefix for Gliese catalog of nearby stars
- n. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Gibraltar.
GI is short for government issue, a descriptive term for supplies distributed by the government.
I imagine that you have seen the little old houses, what they call GI houses, little square things.
Veterans from the nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, which aggressively lobbied for the bill, are back on Capitol Hill pushing for what they call a GI Bill fix.
I always wanted to be Scarlet in GI Joe and my favorite of all time is still Voltron.
Only the humans in GI JOE are far better sculpts than these.
The technologist will ask why the upper GI is being performed and explain the procedure to both you and your child.
Throw in GI Joe and Transformers, and a trip to the used comics store, and I can understand why one of my closets has 10 long boxes of comics just sitting there.
Funny song on YouTube listing things younger than McCain - GI Joes, Barbie Dolls, the Air Force, shopping malls ...
They formed what was known as the GI Movement and ran veterans for all city and county offices on an antigambling reform ticket.
You know the kid from Third Rock is in GI Joe, right?