1. (also gypsy, jip) to cheat, to deceive, to renege on one’s debts.
|Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World (1928) 145: It seems that they have not forgotten the little incident at the World’s Meet last year when he was ‘gypped’ out of a hard earned victory.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 41: gyp [...], to flim-flam; to cheat by means of guile and manual dexterity. [...] ‘Gyp this boob with a deuce.’.|
|Old Man Curry 200: Sol’mun he never got jipped out of seven races in a row.‘A Morning Workout’ in|
|Smile A Minute 67: I [...] got gyped outa twenty bucks.|
|Great Gatsby 42: We had over twelve hundred dollars when we started, but we got gypped out of it all in two days.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 358: Charles and I both bitter about how we were jipped out of the two jacks you painted in the backroom.letter 15 Apr. in Baker|
|Stevedore I iii: God damn, I told you dey gyp us out of two hours.|
|‘Don’t Give Your Right Name’ in Goulart (1967) 16: He gypped me. He got Lily Trace’s signature and hopped it.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 133: jip To cheat; to swindle; to defraud.|
|letter 28 July in Leader (2000) 442: He gypped me of another 220 or alternatively £2.15 while I was looking.|
|One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding 85: If she jipped a couple of years, what difference.|
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 354: They got to be going to a white fish market, that’s gon be gypping them.|
|Cannibals 130: The last dishonest thing I ever did was gypsy the dice in a crap game.|
|(con. WWII) Soldier Erect 30: Some of my mates were being jipped before we ever touched land.|
|Rolling Stone 22 Sept. 44: If anyone complained about being gypped [...] he’d just point to the piece of hot dog he’d dropped in the sawdust.|
|Drylongso 276: Pa, he’s gypping you.|
|Pulp Fiction [film script] 50: Now I’m the one getting gypped.|
|Sick Puppy 285: Customers who believed they’d been gypped, deceived, baited, switched or otherwise butt-fucked.|
|Riptide Ultra-Glide 182: I’d be gypping you out of a free self-improvement lesson.|
2. (also gip) to steal; to rob from.
|New York Day by Day 30 Apr. [synd. col.] In their parlance, they would —‘Gyp’ a man for $50 — that is beat him up.|
|DN V 24: To gip [...] ‘to swipe’ something.|
|Flirt and Flapper 66: Flapper: If you can’t get out of a jam you’ll be gypped [...] stung.|
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|(con. early 1930s) Harlem Glory (1990) 51: They were gypped so often [...] The women had their bags rifled and some of the men lost their expensive overcoats.|
3. to disappoint.
|Sel. Letters (1994) 312: I always found that men and women knew they could trust me so they never gypped my trust in them.in Bogard & Bryer|
|Old-Time Saloon 16: Why go to a lot of trouble in order to be gypped?|
4. to play truant from school.
|Garden of Sand (1981) 207: So the very next time you gyp school, Dan Carrier’s going to come to get you. [Ibid.] 350: Two girls gypping school giggled in, silly with guilt and freedom.|