or gig·lot

[ gig-lit ]
/ ˈgɪg lɪt /


a giddy, playful girl.
Archaic. a lascivious woman.

Nearby words

  1. gigantopithecus,
  2. gigaton,
  3. gigawatt,
  4. giggle,
  5. giggly,
  6. gigli,
  7. gigli, beniamino,
  8. giglot,
  9. gigo,
  10. gigolo

Origin of giglet

First recorded in 1300–50, giglet is from the Middle English word gig(e)lot. See gig1, -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for giglot



"lewd, wanton woman" (mid-14c.); later "a giddy, romping girl;" of unknown origin; cf. gig (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper