gypet-gype noun a foolish or awkward person: See, it just goes tae show that mony’s the time we mak mistakes aboot folks and we label them wi titles like gomerals or gypet-gypes, but wha among us is tae say that the saft creatures of this world cannae rise abeen their dottled [backward, confused] station. 20-. etymology: a development from Scots gype with the same meaning; only attested by SR