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fishgig

[ fish-gig ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌgɪg /
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noun

a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water.

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Also called fizgig.

Origin of fishgig

1635–45; alteration (by association with fish) of fizgig, probably by folk etymology <Spanish fisga harpoon
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British Dictionary definitions for fishgig

fishgig
/ (ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ) /

noun

a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fishAlso: fizgig

Word Origin for fishgig

C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps altered from Spanish fisga harpoon
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