Main definitions of gi in US English:

: gi1GI2GI3GI4

gi1

noun

  • A lightweight two-piece white garment worn in judo and other martial arts. A gi typically consists of loose-fitting pants and a jacket that is closed with a cloth belt.

    • ‘They were dressed in their gis, having just finished training.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)’
    • ‘Inside, people trickled onto a long, white canvas mat dressed in white gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) and white belts.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation

gi

/ɡē/

Main definitions of gi in US English:

: gi1GI2GI3GI4

GI2

adjective

  • ‘bacteria in the GI tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion’

Main definitions of gi in US English:

: gi1GI2GI3GI4

GI3

noun

  • A private soldier in the US army.

    private soldier, common soldier
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

GI

/ˌdʒi ˈaɪ//ˌjē ˈī/

Main definitions of gi in US English:

: gi1GI2GI3GI4

GI4

noun

  • ‘a food is considered to have a low GI if its score is below fifty five’
    short for glycemic index
    as modifier ‘I've cut out high GI carbohydrates’