fizgig
fizgig fiz"gig` (f[i^]z"g[i^]g), n. A fishgig. [Obs.] --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

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  • fizgig — fiz gig , n. [Fizz + gig whirling thing.] A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a fizzing or hissing noise when it explodes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fizgig — fiz gig , n. [See {Gig} a flirt.] A gadding, flirting girl. Gosson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fizgig — “light, frivolous woman,” 1520s, first element of uncertain origin, second element is M.E. gig “frivolous person” (see GIG (Cf. gig) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fizgig — I. /ˈfɪzgɪg/ (say fizgig) noun 1. a kind of hissing firework. 2. a kind of whirling toy that makes a whizzing noise. 3. a police informer. 4. (upper case) (humorous) someone whose true name is either unknown or momentarily forgotten: and what did …   Australian English dictionary

  • fizgig — /fiz gig /, n. 1. a type of firework that makes a loud hissing sound. 2. a whirling toy that makes a whizzing noise. 3. fishgig. 4. Australian. a police informer. [1520 30; earlier fisgig, equiv. to fis (late ME fise term of abuse; akin to ON… …   Universalium

  • fizgig — noun a) A flirtatious, coquettish girl b) A small squib like firework …   Wiktionary

  • Fizgig — 1. police informer; 2. inform on criminals to the police …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fizgig — Australian Slang 1. police informer; 2. inform on criminals to the police …   English dialects glossary

  • fizgig — n. spiky tool with a shaft used for catching fish; firework that makes a fizzing noise when moving; (Australian Slang) police informer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fizgig — [ fɪzgɪg] noun 1》 Austral. informal a police informer. 2》 archaic a silly or flirtatious young woman. Origin C16: prob. from fizz + obs. gig flighty girl ; cf. gig1 and whirligig …   English new terms dictionary

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