a man living off the earnings or gifts of a woman, especially a younger man supported by an older woman in return for his sexual attentions and companionship.
a male professional dancing partner or escort.
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How to use gigolo in a sentence
As his marriage and finances disintegrated, he moved alone to Paris and supported himself as a gigolo while contributing to the satirical anarchist magazine Hara-Kiri.Melvin Van Peebles, fiercely independent filmmaker, dies at 89 | Adam Bernstein | September 22, 2021 | Washington Post
John Turturro gave me a part in his movie [Fading gigolo], and I was happy to do it.Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations | Marlow Stern | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ex-bookmen negotiate a 60-40 split in favor of the gigolo, and a business is born.Woody Allen Plays a Creepy Pimp in ‘Fading Gigolo’ and It’s Pretty Tough to Watch | Marlow Stern | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He sits on park benches scoping out rich middle-aged women for his gigolo.Woody Allen Plays a Creepy Pimp in ‘Fading Gigolo’ and It’s Pretty Tough to Watch | Marlow Stern | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moreau, however, actually pined over a Greek gigolo that was brought along on a trip with her and Richardson.
Naturally, no decent French girl would have been allowed for a single moment to dance with a gigolo.
A very faint dull red crept suddenly over the pallor of the gigolo's face.
And the Mazzettis put but one interpretation upon a young woman who strolls into the soft darkness of the Promenade with a gigolo.
Orson J.'s fee, as he handed it to the gigolo, was the kind that mounted grandly into dollars instead of mere francs.
The nice-looking gigolo seemed to be in great demand, but Orson J. succeeded in capturing him after the third dance.
British Dictionary definitions for gigolo
a man who is kept by a woman, esp an older woman
a man who is paid to dance with or escort women
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