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noun [uncountable] ginger pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒɪndʒə(r)/
  1. 1
    a thick light brown root with a strong flavour that is used as a spice in cooking
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    (sometimes offensive) a person with ginger hair. It is sometimes pronounced 'ginga' (with 2 hard g's)

    I believe we truly sent a message to the world of how proud we are to be ginger. It was a special moment for gingers everywhere.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/08/2013

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