Pronunciation: (gē),[key] —n. 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.
—n. a member or former member of the U.S. armed forces, esp. an enlisted soldier.
—adj. 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.
—v.t. to clean in preparation for inspection: to GI the barracks.
—v.i. 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.