One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in children's use or in racehorse betting) a horse.
- ‘He talked about going to the gee-gees.’
- ‘‘This pub does more business on the gee-gees than any place in Scotland’, remarked a bald-headed man who had sat down beside me.’
- ‘And that is how Dave left the world of gee-gees behind him and ended up bored out of his skull in the same office as me at the Ministry of Agriculture.’
- ‘Again however, the entire stake with the gee-gees is at risk.’
- ‘These days, when he is not following the gee-gees, he has aspirations to be a screenwriter.’
- ‘You can do all the jaw-jaw in the morning, get stuck into the din-dins then watch the gee-gees in the afternoon, all accompanied by lashings of plonk-plonk.’
- ‘That's the name of the gee-gee that won the 1978 Melbourne Cup.’
- ‘If you love the gee-gees and a good night out then the Committee has a treat for you.’
- ‘Out on the course between tempest squalls, he regaled his boyos with tales of a famous timber gee-gee.’
- ‘And he wants them to stop being so po-faced about gambling - a sin in which he enthusiastically indulges, at least when it involves gee-gees.’
- ‘He should have retired when he had the chance and got his kicks out of the gee-gees instead.’
- ‘He may have created a garden to give spiritual succour but, so the story goes, he himself displayed all too human frailties by taking to drink and betting on the gee-gees.’
- ‘Still, he is curious about whether this choice of choo-choos over gee-gees was the right one.’
- ‘I bet she wanted to arrive at Westminster Cathedral in one of those horse-drawn hearses where the gee-gees have those black feathered head-dresses.’
- ‘Games of chance, whether it is a flutter on the gee-gees, a turn of the card or a spin of the roulette wheel, is a contest that is skewed in favour of the house.’
- ‘Punters can also bet on other major sports, including golf, tennis and rugby, as well as the gee-gees.’
- ‘To these I would add the frenetic monotony of motor racing commentary, and the nasal shrieking of the gee-gees callers.’
- ‘Yet, for all that, I think it's good to have a politician with the gift of foresight, if only for tips on the gee-gees and the Lotto numbers.’
- ‘Given that most of my selections on the gee-gees rather deservedly end up in a yellow tin marked ‘Pal’, it is only fitting that this column takes a passing interest in the noble sport of Greyhound racing.’
- ‘After the grand final, she will focus her full energies on the gee-gees, her first love, after her spouse.’
Mid 19th century (originally a child's word): reduplication of gee.
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