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What Does GP Mean?

The abbreviation GP has a number of popular meanings, including "General Practitioner" "Gay Pride," "Grand Prix," and "General Principle." Here is more information about each of these definitions of GP. (Examples of use can be found below.)

General Practitioner

The abbreviation GP is widely used with the meaning "General Practitioner" to refer to a medical doctor based in the community who treats patients with minor, acute and chronic illnesses, and refers those with serious conditions to a specialist doctor or hospital.

Gay Pride

GP is also used as an abbreviation of the term "Gay Pride." In this context, GP refers to the movement for the equality, dignity and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Grand Prix

GP also stands for "Grand Prix." This is a French term which translates in English as "Grand Prize." In this context, the abbreviation GP appears in the title of a number of sporting events and competitions in a variety of fields, especially motor sport.

General Principle

When used with the meaning "General Principle," GP is typically used to justify an action or attitude, without offering further explanation. GP is typically used to discourage further discussion on a topic.

Summary of Key Points

First definition of GP

"General Practitioner" is the most common definition for GP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
GP
Definition:General Practitioner
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of GP

"Gay Pride" is another common definition for GP.
GP
Definition:Gay Pride
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Third definition of GP

In sport, GP usually means "Grand Prix."
GP
Definition:Grand Prix
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Fourth definition of GP

GP also means "General Principle."
GP
Definition:General Principle
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write GP, I mean this:

meaning of GP
GP also means "Gay Pride," "Grand Prix," and "General Principle."

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Examples of GP in Sentences

Here are examples of GP being used in conversations:
  • Lyn: What do you think of Harry, from accounts?
  • Cindy: Stay away from him. He's at the GP every month, with nothing more than man flu.

  • (Here, GP means "General Practitioner.")
  • Gerry: Are you coming to the concert of Friday?
  • Sam: The GP one? On GP I wouldn't miss it for the world. But, the GP is live on TV that night. Sorry.

  • (Here, GP means "Gay Pride," "General Principle," and "Grand Prix.")

An Academic Look at GP

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Gee Pee"), GP is classified as an initialism abbreviation. However, it is also an acronym, as it is spoken like a word ("Geepee").

Example of GP Used in a Text

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See Also

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