Pronunciation: (gē), [key]
a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt. Also,gie.
Pronunciation: (jē'ī'), [key]
—n., pl. GI's or GIs,
—adj., v., GI'd, GI'ing.
a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier.
1. rigidly adhering to military regulations and practices; regimented; spit-and-polish: a platoon leader who tried to be more GI than anyone else.
2. of a standardized style or type issued by the U.S. armed forces: GI shoes; GI blankets.
3. conforming to the regulations or practices of the U.S. armed forces: Every recruit must get a GI haircut.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a U.S. enlisted person: a typical peacetime GI complaint.
to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
to follow military regulations and customs closely; shape up: You'd better learn to GI if you want to be promoted. Also,G.I.
1. galvanized iron.
3. general issue.
4. government issue. Also,GI,g.i.
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