Let ‘er jip!

I never realized until I tried to write it today, that jipped (as in- I got ripped off or missed an opportunity) is not an actual word. I kept typing it and it just looked wrong, and Microsoft was affirming this. It is a word I hear (and use) in speech, but do not see in writing. While Merriam-Webster may not acknowledge this red headed step child of the English language, Urban Dictionary does and that is enough for me.

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  1. Badresa said,

    May 9, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

    I think, I could be wrong, that it is actually derived from a slang slight against Gypsys. and that is why I do not use it.
    I could be wrong, like I said…

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