GI (not comparable)
- (military) Given to a soldier by the army (as an item), rather than brought from home; or used by the army (as a procedure), and different from its civilian counterpart.
- Soldiers counted cadence by chanting: “GI brush / And GI comb / Gee, I wish that I was home!”
NounGI (plural GIs)
- A member of the U.S. military.
- One who is demanding and strict, in the manner of a stereotypical member of the military.
- I was queasy after my upper GI series, but it far outshone the lower one.
- Galvanized iron.
- (US) Government issue or General Infantry.
- GI Joe.
Anzac, Aussie, Boche, Fritz, Heinie, Hun, Jerry, Johnny, Kraut, Tommy, Tommy Atkins, Yank, askari, digger, doughboy, fighter, fighting man, jock, man-at-arms, poilu, redcoat, sepoy, serviceman, swaddy, sweat, warrior
GI was originally an initialism for Galvanized Iron; during the 1930s the usage expanded to stand for Government Issue; by World War II it had become a nickname for the military personnel themselves.
- (informal) Genuine Intsik; a term used generally or exclusively by naturalized Chinese people in the Philippines to refer to Chinese citizens raised in China.
- Ang lalim ng Chinese (vocabulary) ng GI na nakilala ko at 'di kami nagkaintindihan kahit sabay kaming gumagamit ng Mandarin. -- The Chinese (vocabulary) used by the GI I met was deep and we couldn't understand each other despite both our conversing in Mandarin.