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A private soldier in the US army.‘she went off with a GI during the war’
1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of government (or general) issue.
The loose white jacket worn in judo.
- ‘Inside, people trickled onto a long, white canvas mat dressed in white gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) and white belts.’
- ‘They were dressed in their gis, having just finished training.’
- ‘Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)’
- ‘Seven men in gis stand around him, in attack poses.’
- ‘Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.