â˜† gyp (jip)
- an act of cheating; swindle; fraud
- a swindler
Origin: prob. < Gypsy
Just ran across it on someones blog, and she was being harangued for using it. I’m sure she didn’t mean to be derogatory to a whole race, but the internet is a global community, and we need to be aware.
Don’t use it, okay?
There are a couple of other words you shouldn’t use, that I’m not even comfortable typing. Not swear words. I LIKE swear words even though I don’t use them in print. Personal preference only. But, if it’s a derogatory word for someones race, religion or a physical feature or condition, don’t use it. Even if you don’t mean it badly, it sounds bad coming out of your mouth and it makes you look a little ugly.