Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

GI1

noun

  • A private soldier in the US army:

    ‘she went off with a GI during the war’

Origin

1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of government (or general) issue.

Pronunciation:

GI

/dʒiːˈʌɪ/

Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

GI2

  • Glycaemic index.

Pronunciation:

GI

/dʒiːˈʌɪ/

Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

gi

noun

  • The loose white jacket worn in judo.

    • ‘They were dressed in their gis, having just finished training.’
    • ‘Inside, people trickled onto a long, white canvas mat dressed in white gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) and white belts.’
    • ‘Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)’
    • ‘Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis.’
    • ‘Seven men in gis stand around him, in attack poses.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation:

gi

/dʒiːˈʌɪ/