One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unpleasant or contemptible person.
scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doerView synonyms
- ‘They're the most chain-smoking, self-deprecating bunch of scowling gits you could imagine.’
- ‘But we need to improve and revitalise, not only for the old gits like me.’
- ‘We watched a few more songs down at the front then retreated to the ballroom bar to watch the rest of the set with the other old gits.’
- ‘As a matter of fact, I'm quite looking forward to being an old git.’
- ‘These are not sweet little kids any more - these are the teenagers, the morally lost, socially dispossessed gits who hang outside the off license letting off fireworks.’
- ‘The old git should be ashamed of not even being able to draw with grace.’
- ‘But the annoying thing is that we're not exactly short of choir men - we have 14 of them - it's just that the lazy gits didn't turn up.’
- ‘The Italians who owned the hotel were miserable gits whom I felt treated our party with disdain because they were older people.’
- ‘Were the whingeing old gits right all along, then?’
- ‘I went out to rent a video and as I was browsing saw other sad gits like myself who were obviously single.’
- ‘The ignorant git, though, is to the right of Ms Sands' friend and colleague.’
- ‘Looks like those tight gits at work will have to stump up some cash after all.’
- ‘Sadly, we wouldn't put that past the cheeky Irish gits.’
- ‘At least it'd take some of the useless gits out of the system.’
- ‘I've had the same conversation with 3 different people - they all said, totally unprompted, what miserable gits the returning officers and their assistants were.’
- ‘At least I know the people there won't be utter gits, which is something.’
- ‘He had been an idiot, a complete git in believing or just hoping that his father had changed.’
- ‘The little gits persist in playing football outside my flat even in the foulest term-time downpours.’
- ‘In the meantime, the miserable gits who can't be bothered with the print version will have to do without.’
- ‘Sometimes they are irritating gits and sometimes they are just wonderful.’
1940s: variant of get (sense 2 of the noun).
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