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GI

 
pronunciation:
ji aI
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: designating standard equipment, apparel, or the like issued to U.S. military personnel (originally an abbreviation for "galvanized iron," and subsequently considered to be an abbreviation for "government issue").
GI rations.
definition 2: of, typical of, or conforming to the standards set for U.S. military personnel.
definition 3: (informal) inflexibly insistent on adhering to military customs, practices, and regulations.
He was the most GI of us all.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: GIs
definition: a present or former member of the U.S. military, usu. an enlisted soldier.
The place was filled with GIs on leave.
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