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  • n. Plural form of gyp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The largest genus of old-world vultures, containing the several species known as griffins or griffin-vultures, having the nostrils oval and perpendicular, and the rectrices 14.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of Accipitridae


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  • Proctor with his bull-dogs (not dogs, you know, but the strongest 'gyps' in college).

    Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers

  • Pete Bogs says: she probably gyps waiters and waitresses on their tips, takes money OUT OF the church collection plate and uses Canadian quarters at toll booths … seriously, is she cheap or just really forgetful?

    Think Progress » Miers’s Integrity In Question

  • Doing the latter somehow gyps morning sex because you've already gotten up.

    Worst Kisses

  • When Major Rodger had officially apprised the Colonel of his glorious victory, gyps and re-inforcements were immediately despatched to assist in the holding of the acquired position.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • "We poor farmers do most humbly beg the favour of the Cambridge gunners, coursers and poachers (whether gentleman barbers or gyps of colleges), to let us get home our crops, &c."

    Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

  • [95] _Sur les ossemens qui se trouvent dans le gyps de Montmartre_

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

  • The throng composed of undergraduates, dons, bedmakers, and gyps, is broken into knots of people, who are chatting together according to their several kinds; but they are so quiet and expectant that the very pigeons hardly notice them, but flutter about and coo and peck up the scattered bread-crumbs, just as if nobody was there.

    Julian Home

  • "No; they're sons of gyps and that kind of thing, who feed on the semese fragments of the high table."

    Julian Home

  • I shall never forget the poor wretch's astonishment when I asked him to dine, with two counts, off gold plate, at the little room in the casino: he was made happy by being allowed to win a few pieces of us, became exceedingly tipsy, sang Cambridge songs, and recreated the company by telling us, in his horrid Yorkshire French, stories about the gyps, and all the lords that had ever been in his college.

    Barry Lyndon

  • Twickenham lads, Klezma Villanova, have been honing their gyps-inspired punk since 2007 and have been playing at a raft of festivals throughout the summer.

    Your Local Guardian | Sutton


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