gyp vs cheat : Common Errors in English

About gyp vs cheat

Gypsies complain that “gyp” (“cheat”) reflects bias; but the word is sowell entrenched and its origin so obscure to most users that there islittle hope of eliminating it from standard use any time soon.Note that the people commonly called “Gypsies” strongly prefer the name Rom (plural form Roma or Romanies).

gyp Meaning(s)

  • (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  • (v) deprive of by deceit

cheat Meaning(s)

  • (n) weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  • (n) weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
  • (n) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  • (n) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
  • (n) a deception for profit to yourself
  • (v) deprive somebody of something by deceit
  • (v) defeat someone through trickery or deceit
  • (v) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
  • (v) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

gyp in News

  • Watch: Teaser for 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four Asks 'What Shall We Do, Mr. Thompson?'

    "Boardwalk Empire" went out in a blaze of gunfire last season, as war broke out between Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) and various gangster forces in the New York/New Jersey area (with the odd Chicago representative). The fourth season starts on September 8th, and the teaser HBO's released below offers glimpses of Nucky, Richard Harrow (Jack Huston), Chalky White ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: indieWIRE

cheat in News

  1. Weird but true

    Call it selfish service. A Florida woman who tried to cheat her way to $354 of “savings” at a Walmart self-checkout line got busted after she only paid for 17 of the 64 items she brought up to the scanner. The woman, Laura Lynn Ross, coughed up $40.76 of...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: New York Post

  2. Rugby-Former Australia coach Dwyer says Lions are serial 'cheats'

    SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions would sooner "cheat" the best than "play" the best rugby, and it's no surprise given their coach is a New Zealander, according to former Australia coach Bob Dwyer. Dwyer, who guided Australia to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1991, told The Australian newspaper the Lions were cheating at the scrum, the breakdown and in loose play. The ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Wendi Deng, Tony Blair, And Rupert Murdoch: Did She Cheat With British PM?

    Did Wendi Deng cheat with Tony Blair? The new rumors mean that the Wendi Deng/Rupert Murdoch divorce could be the most fun since the last most expensive divorce in human history. Murdoch split with his wife Anna of 32 years in 1998, and the $1.7 billion dollar agreement was finalized in 1999. The then 68-year-old [...] Wendi Deng, Tony Blair, And Rupert Murdoch: Did She Cheat With British PM? is ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

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