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Until today I've always heard it pronounced "jist" (similar to "just" or "gin"), but I just heard someone pronounce it with the same g-sound as "gold" or "give". What's the intended pronunciation?

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"jist" is correct.

Gist is an actual English word, you can look it up in the dictionary

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and it fits...you get the gist? – Michael Brown Mar 8 '12 at 13:55
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...git the gist. – heathenJesus Mar 8 '12 at 15:39