Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

GI1

noun

  • A private soldier in the US Army.

Origin

1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of galvanized iron; later misinterpreted as an abbreviation of government (or general) issue.

Pronunciation:

GI

/ˌjē ˈī/

Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

GI2

  • Glycemic index.

Pronunciation:

GI

/ˌjē ˈī/

Main definitions of gi in English

: GI1GI2

gi

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.

    • ‘Seven men in gis stand around him, in attack poses.’
    • ‘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.)’
    • ‘They were dressed in their gis, having just finished training.’
    • ‘Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis.’

Origin

Japanese.

Pronunciation:

gi

/ˌjē ˈī/