noun, plural gig·o·los.
Examples from the Web for gigolo
He sits on park benches scoping out rich middle-aged women for his gigolo.
The ex-bookmen negotiate a 60-40 split in favor of the gigolo, and a business is born.
Moreau, however, actually pined over a Greek gigolo that was brought along on a trip with her and Richardson.
A gigolo, generally speaking, is a man who lives off women's money.
And the Mazzettis put but one interpretation upon a young woman who strolls into the soft darkness of the Promenade with a gigolo.
The gigolo with the beautiful manners hesitated longer than really beautiful manners should permit.
It was out of this period that there emerged Giddy, the gigolo.
The gigolo's face, as he took it, was not more inscrutable than Mary's as she watched him take it.
British Dictionary definitions for gigolo
noun plural -los
Word Origin for gigolo
Word Origin and History for gigolo
1922, from French gigolo, formed as a masc. of gigole "tall, thin woman; dancing girl; prostitute," perhaps from verb gigoter "to move the shanks, hop," from gigue "shank," also "fiddle," of Germanic origin. This is perhaps the same word that was borrowed earlier as Middle English giglot (early 14c.) "lewd, wanton girl," which was later applied to males (mid-15c.) with the sense "villainous man." Middle English gigletry meant "lasciviousness, harlotry" (late 14c.).