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gingivitis reddening and swelling of the gums.
ginkgo a deciduous ornamental tree, native to China, with fan-shaped leaves and edible fruit and seeds.
Ginnie Mae (informal) the Government National Mortgage Association, a Federal agency that buys mortgages in quantity from lenders and then, by offering securities to the public, sells interests in them. [2 definitions]
gin rummy a card game for two players in which the aim is to be the first to discard all of one's cards in three-of-a-kind or sequenced sets.
ginseng the aromatic root of any of several related Asian plants, or a preparation made from it, used for medicinal purposes. [2 definitions]
gip variant of gyp.
Gipsy variant of Gypsy.
giraffe a spotted, cud-chewing, four-footed African mammal with exceptionally long legs and neck.
gird to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt. [3 definitions]
girder a heavy beam, usu. made of steel or wood, that serves as a horizontal support in a bridge or building.
girdle an undergarment worn chiefly by women to support and shape the hips, abdomen, and buttocks. [7 definitions]
girl a female child or adolescent. [3 definitions]
girl Friday a female employee, aide, or assistant who faithfully attends to a variety of tasks.
girlfriend (informal) a female with whom one has a romantic relationship. [2 definitions]
girlhood the state or period of being a girl.
girlie (informal) featuring or depicting nude or nearly nude young women, esp. in a tasteless way.
girlish of, like, pertaining to, or suitable for girls.
Girl Scout a member of a U.S. youth organization for girls.
girt a past tense and past participle of gird.
girth the length around something, esp. the waist or abdomen; circumference. [4 definitions]
gismo variant of gizmo.