gyp vs hustle what difference

what is difference between gyp and hustle

English

Etymology 1

Perhaps from the term gypsy (Roma), due to a stereotype of the Roma as swindlers. Compare jew (defraud), from Jew, and welsh (swindle by defaulting on a debt), from Welsh.

Alternative forms

  • gip, jip (eye dialect spellings)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. (derogatory, sometimes offensive) A cheat or swindle; a rip-off.
    Why do we have to buy this new edition of the textbook when there’s almost no difference between it and the previous one? What a gyp!
  2. Synonym of gypsy (contra dance step)
Usage notes

Because this term is often considered to derive from the exonymic term Gypsy and represent a racist stereotype of the Romani, it may be offensive. See the usage note about gypsy.

Translations

Verb

gyp (third-person singular simple present gyps, present participle gypping, simple past and past participle gypped)

  1. (derogatory, sometimes offensive) To cheat or swindle someone or something inappropriately.
    The cab driver gypped me out of ten bucks by taking the longer route.
    You better watch out; they’ll try to gyp you if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Usage notes

See the notes about the noun, above.

Etymology 2

Perhaps the same as Etymology 1. An earlier theory derived the term from Ancient Greek γύψ (gúps, vulture) (/ɡýps/; compare Greek γύπας (gýpas) /ˈʝi.pas/), “in reference to thievish habits of the servants” (and then derived Etymology 1 thence), but this does not explain the pronunciation.

Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. (Cambridge and Durham, England, now chiefly historical) A college servant, one who would attend upon a number of students, brushing their clothes, carrying parcels, waiting at parties and other tasks, distinct from a college porter or bedder.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, 1919, Longmans, page 15,
      ‘Why, what is the matter with you, John?’ I asked of the gyp who waited on Vincey and myself.
    • 1907, E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey, Part I, I [Uniform ed., p. 14]:
      Had he acted discourteously to his bedmaker or his gyp, he would have minded just as much … .
  2. (Cambridge and Durham, England) The room in which such college servants work.
  3. (Cambridge and Durham, England) A small kitchen for use by college students.

Etymology 3

Shortening.

Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. Gypsophila.

Etymology 4

Perhaps from gee up.

Noun

gyp (plural gyps)

  1. Pain or discomfort.
    My back’s giving me gyp.

See also

  • jew down
  • welsh

References

  • Gyp: Thieve, World Wide Words
  • Etymology of “Gyp” / “gypped”, Vocaboly.com



English

Etymology

From Dutch husselen or by metathesis from Dutch hutselen (to shake up), a frequentative of hutsen (to stir, to move something (back and forth)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌsəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌsəl

Verb

hustle (third-person singular simple present hustles, present participle hustling, simple past and past participle hustled)

  1. To push someone roughly, to crowd, to jostle.
  2. (intransitive) To rush or hurry.
  3. (transitive) To bundle; to stow something quickly.
  4. (transitive) To con or deceive; especially financially.
  5. To play deliberately badly at a game or sport in an attempt to encourage players to challenge.
  6. (informal) To obtain by illicit or forceful action.
  7. (informal) To sell sex; to work as a pimp.
  8. (informal) To be a prostitute, to exchange use of one’s body for sexual purposes for money.
  9. To dance the hustle, a disco dance.
  10. (informal) To work.
  11. (informal) To put a lot of effort into one’s work.

Synonyms

  • (to rush): fly, make tracks; see also Thesaurus:rush
  • (to deceive): defraud, swindle; see also Thesaurus:deceive
  • (to be a prostitute): sell one’s body, turn tricks; see also Thesaurus:prostitute oneself
  • (to work as a pimp): pimp; see also Thesaurus:pimp out
  • (to work): labor

Descendants

  • Dutch: hosselen

Translations

Noun

hustle (countable and uncountable, plural hustles)

  1. A state of busy activity.
  2. A propensity to work hard and get things done; ability to hustle.
  3. (preceded by definite article) A type of disco dance, commonly danced to the Van McCoy song The Hustle.
  4. (prison slang) An activity, such as prostitution or reselling stolen items, that a prisoner uses to earn money in prison.

Derived terms

  • hustle and bustle
  • hustler
  • hustly
  • on the hustle

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Hulets, Lesuth, Lueths, sleuth

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