[ jig-uh t, zhee-goh ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ət, ʒiˈgoʊ /


a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
a leg of lamb or mutton.

Words nearby gigot

Origin of gigot

1520–30; < Middle French, apparently diminutive of gigue fiddle (< Germanic; compare Old High German gîga kind of fiddle (German Geige), gig1), so called in allusion to its shape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gigot

/ (ˈʒiːɡəʊ, ˈdʒɪɡət) /


a leg of lamb or mutton
a leg-of-mutton sleeve

Word Origin for gigot

C16: from Old French: leg, a small fiddle, from gigue a fiddle, of Germanic origin
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