gigot

[ jig-uht, zhee-goh ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ət, ʒiˈgoʊ /

noun

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

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of gigot

1520–30; <Middle French, apparently diminutive of gigue fiddle (<Germanic; compare Old High German gîga kind of fiddle (German Geige), gig3), so called in allusion to its shape

Words nearby gigot

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for gigot

British Dictionary definitions for gigot

gigot
/ (ˈʒiːɡəʊ, ˈdʒɪɡət) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012