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Gippy

From The Great War 1914-1918

Gippy or Gyppy: A native Egyptian soldier. The name was apparently origianlly coined in the British Army of Occupation in Egypt about 1884. The "Gyppie" Army was the common colloquial term for the native force organised by Sir Evelyn Wood and Lord Kitchener, and officered by British officers.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.105.

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