Giglet
Giglot Gig"lot, Giglet Gig"let, n. [Cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person, Dan. giek a fool, silly man, AS. gagol, g[ae]gl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel wanton, giege fool, and E. gig a wanton person.] A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The giglet is willful, and is running upon her fate. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • giglet — /gig lit/, n. 1. a giddy, playful girl. 2. Archaic. a lascivious woman. Also, giglot. [1300 50; ME gig(e)lot. See GIG1, LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • giglet — gig·let …   English syllables

  • giglet —  a laughing girl. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • giglet — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Giglot — Gig lot, Giglet Gig let, n. [Cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person, Dan. giek a fool, silly man, AS. gagol, g[ae]gl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel wanton, giege fool, and E. gig a wanton person.] A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gig|lot — «GIHG luht», noun. = giglet. (Cf. ↑giglet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gigolo — /jig euh loh , zhig /, n., pl. gigolos. 1. a man living off the earnings or gifts of a woman, esp. a younger man supported by an older woman in return for his sexual attentions and companionship. 2. a male professional dancing partner or escort.… …   Universalium

  • gigolette — [ ʒigɔlɛt ] n. f. • 1864; o. i., p. ê. de 1. gigue → gigolo 1 ♦ Fam. Fille délurée, facile. « Les demoiselles de bonne éducation ont remplacé les gigolettes » (Le Point, 1989). 2 ♦ (de 1. gigue) Cuisse de dinde dont le haut est désossé. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gigolo — [ ʒigɔlo ] n. m. • 1850; o. i., p. ê. du rad. de 1. gigue 1 ♦ Vx Amant d une gigolette. 2 ♦ (v. 1900) Mod. Fam. Jeune amant d une femme plus âgée qui l entretient. Elle a un gigolo. « Tu lui parleras en maître [à ta femme] mais pas en gigolo… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gig — {{11}}gig (1) light carriage, small boat, 1790, perhaps, on notion of bouncing, from M.E. ghyg spinning top (in whyrlegyg, mid 15c.), also giddy girl (early 13c., also giglet), from O.N. geiga turn sideways, or Dan. gig spinning top. {{12}}gig… …   Etymology dictionary

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