Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from (etyl) . Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).
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.
(uncountable) gin rummy
(poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards
* bathtub gin
* sloe gin
Aphetism of (etyl) .
(obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
(obsolete) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
A snare or trap for game.
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.
(mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
A pile driver.
A cotton gin.
An instrument of torture worked with screws.
To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
To trap something in a gin.
To invent (via Irish), see gin up
(archaic) To begin.
From (etyl) dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone.
[, Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.]
An Aboriginal woman.
* 1869 , Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia , Volume 1,
* 1988 , Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked , Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179,
- 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.
* 2008 , Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia ,
- 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.
- But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.
* gin burglar
* gin burglary
* gin hunter
* gin jockey
* gin shepherd
* gin stealer
* gin’s piss
Resembling gin (the alcoholic drink).