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Giglet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Giglet A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl. "The giglet is willful, and is running upon her fate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n giglet A light, giddy girl; a lascivious girl; a wanton.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Giglet gig′let a giddy girl: a wanton—also Gig′lot
    • adj Giglet (Shak.) inconstant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. gikkr, a pert, rude person, Dan. giek, a fool, silly man, AS. gagol, gægl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel, wanton, giege, fool, and E. gig, a wanton person

Usage

In literature:

Away with those giglets too, and with the other 345 confederate companion!
"Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare
The laird winna like to see his bride jumpin frae knowe to knowe like a daft giglet, within a week o' her marriage.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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