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git British English Offensive

Meaning: a fool, a stupid person

For example:

  • When the waiter brought him the wrong dish, Bill lost his cool and shouted, "This is not what I ordered, you stupid git!"

  • Those gits who work for the government never seem to get it right.

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Everyone thinks the new accountant is a git. They
  1. really like him
  2. don't like him
  3. respect him a lot

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