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Definitions and meaning of gin

gin

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of geneva, alteration of Dutch genever (juniper) from Old French genevre (French genièvre), from Latin iūniperus (juniper). Hence gin rummy (first attested 1941).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jĭn, IPA(key): /dʒɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: djinn

Noun

gin (countable and uncountable, plural gins)

  1. A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails.
  2. (uncountable) Gin rummy.
  3. (poker) Drawing the best card or combination of cards.
Derived terms
  • bathtub gin
  • gin joint
  • gin pennant
  • sloe gin
Related terms
  • genever
  • juniper
Translations
References
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “gin”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • gin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Etymology 2

Partly from Middle English gin, ginne (cleverness, scheme, talent, device, machine), from Old French gin, an aphetism of Old French engin (engine); and partly from Middle English grin, grine (snare, trick, stratagem, deceit, temptation, noose, halter, instrument), from Old English grin, gryn, giren, geren (snare, gin, noose).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jĭn, IPA(key): /dʒɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: djinn

Noun

gin (plural gins)

  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. (obsolete) A scheme; contrivance; artifice; a figurative trap or snare.
  3. A snare or trap for game.
  4. A machine for raising or moving heavy objects, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  5. (mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  6. A pile driver.
  7. A windpump.
  8. A cotton gin.
  9. An instrument of torture worked with screws.
Translations
Related terms
  • (cotton gin): ginner, ginnery

Verb

gin (third-person singular simple present gins, present participle ginning, simple past and past participle ginned)

  1. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
Derived terms
  • gin up
Descendants
  • Italian: ginnare
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English ginnen (to begin), contraction of beginnen, from Old English beginnan, from Proto-Germanic *biginnaną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪn/

Verb

gin (third-person singular simple present gins, present participle ginning, simple past gan, past participle gun)

  1. (archaic) To begin.

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Dharug dyin (woman), but having acquired a derogatory tone.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jĭn, IPA(key): /dʒɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: djinn

Noun

gin (plural gins)

  1. (Australia, now considered offensive) An Aboriginal woman.
    • 1869, Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 1, page 273,
      His next shot was discharged amongst the mob, and most unfortunately wounded the gin already mentioned ; who, with a child fastened to her back, slid down the bank, and lay, apparently dying, with her legs in the water.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter XXI, [1]
      From my position I could see the gins pointing back, and as the men turned they looked for a moment and then made a wild rush for the entrance.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XXI, p. 353, [2]
      How they must have laughed about the strutting of her whose mother was a wanton and aunt a gin!
    • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked, Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179,
      Dad said Shoesmith and Thompson had made one error that cost them their lives by letting the gins into the camp, and the blacks speared them all.
    • 2008, Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia, unnumbered page,
      But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.
Related terms
  • blackgin
Synonyms
  • lubra
Derived terms
References

Etymology 5

Cognate to Scots gin (if): perhaps from gi(v)en, or a compound in which the first element is from Old English ġif (English if) and the second is cognate to English an (if) (compare iffen), or perhaps from again.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪn/

Conjunction

gin

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Northern England, Southern US, Appalachia) If.
    • 1804, Robert Couper, Poetry, I. 196:
      Gin the plough rests on the bank, / The loom, the nation, dies.
    • 1809, Thomas Donaldson, Poems, 76:
      An' gin I'm weel and can keep sober / You may look for it in October.
    • 1815, Robert Anderson, Ballads in the Cumberland dialect, page 152:
      He's get han' and siller, / Gin he fancies me.
    • 1860, J. P. K. Shuttleworth, Scarsdale; Or, Life on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Border, Thirty Years Ago, page 158:
      yon felley at Barleigh has wrote farrantly (fairly) to my naunt; gin Robin could bur see ť letter he'd foind no fawt wi' me.
    • 1870, John Christopher Atkinson, Lost; or, What came of a slip from 'honour bright'., page 19:
      Wheeah, Ah thinks thee could, gin ye tried.
    • 1876, Mrs. George Linnaeus Banks, The Manchester Man, page 15:
      "Aw'd never ha slept i' mi bed gin that little un had bin dreawnded, an' me lookin' on loike a stump. Neay; that lass wur Bess, moi wench. We'n no notion wheer th' lad's mother is." Mr. Clough would have pressed the money upon him, but he put it back with a motion of his han.
    • 1880, Banks, Wooers, I. iv:
      [] gin schoo sets off in a tantrum an' flaah's t'mistress wiv her blutherin []
References

Anagrams

  • -ing, -ïng, GNI, IGN, NGI, ing, nig

Czech

Alternative forms

  • džin

Etymology

From English gin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdʒɪn]
  • Hyphenation: gin
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Noun

gin m inan

  1. gin (alcoholic beverage)

Declension

Further reading

  • gin in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • gin in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English gin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒin/
  • Homophones: djinn, jean

Noun

gin m (plural gins)

  1. gin

Further reading

  • “gin”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gainithir (is born), from Proto-Celtic *ganyetor (compare Welsh geni (be born, bear)) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (compare English kin, Latin gignō (beget, bear), Ancient Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, become), Sanskrit जनति (janati, beget)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɟɪnʲ/

Noun

gin f (genitive singular gine, nominative plural ginte)

  1. begetting, birth
  2. fetus
  3. offspring, child, person
  4. generating source

Declension

Derived terms

  • aonghin
  • athghin f (counterpart)

Verb

gin (present analytic gineann, future analytic ginfidh, verbal noun giniúint, past participle ginte)

    1. give birth to (used only in the autonomous form)
    2. germinate, sprout; spring forth; originate
    1. beget, procreate
    2. generate, produce

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • athghin (regenerate, verb)

Mutation

References

  • "gin" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gainithir”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Janday

Noun

gin

  1. woman, girl

Further reading

  • John Gladstone Steele, Aboriginal Pathways: in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River

Japanese

Romanization

gin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぎん

Polish

Alternative forms

  • dżin

Etymology

From English gin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡin/

Noun

gin f

  1. gin (alcoholic beverage)

Declension

Further reading

  • gin in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gin in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

From English gin.

Noun

gin n (plural ginuri)

  1. gin

Declension


Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪn/

Etymology 1

Cognate to dialectal English gin (if), which see for more.

Conjunction

gin

  1. if (conditional; subjunctive)
    • 1778, Alexander Ross, Fortunate Shepherdess, page 124:
      Then says the squire,
      Gin that be all your fear,
      She sanna want a man, for want of gear.
      A thousand pounds a year, well burthen free,
      I mak her sure of, gin she'll gang with me.

Etymology 2

From Old English [Term?].

Preposition

gin

  1. Against; nearby; towards.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish gainithir (is born), from Proto-Celtic *ganyetor (compare Welsh geni (be born, bear)) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (compare English kin, Latin gignō (beget, bear), Ancient Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, become), Sanskrit जनति (janati, beget)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʲin/

Verb

gin (past ghin, future ginidh, verbal noun gintinn, past participle ginte)

  1. beget, produce, father
  2. create, engender
  3. procreate, reproduce
  4. breed
  5. (computing) generate

Derived terms

  • ath-ghin

Mutation

References

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “gin”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gainithir”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English gin.

Noun

gin m (plural gines)

  1. gin
    Synonym: ginebra

Further reading

  • “gin” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English gin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɪn/ or IPA(key): /dʒɪn/

Noun

gin n

  1. gin (liquor)

Anagrams

  • -ing, Ing

Wiradhuri

Noun

gin

  1. Alternative spelling of geen

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to process cotton.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)