What is the origin of the word gyp or gip as in my knee is giving me gip today It means pain or discomfort but where does it come from?

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gyp or gip Noun
give someone gyp Brit, Austral & NZ slang to cause someone severe pain: her back's still giving her gyp [probably a contraction of gee up!] Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006