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[jig-uh t, zhee-goh]
  1. a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
  2. a leg of lamb or mutton.
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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
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Historical Examples of gigot

  • The worst fault seems to be monotony, always chicken, gigot, or veal.


    G. E. Mitton

  • Well, it is simply a leg of mutton, and comes from the French word "gigot."

  • "The good God has protected us," said Gigot, coming forward to his master.


    Eleanor Price

  • Give the man something to eat and send him back, Gigot, to meet his master.


    Eleanor Price

  • You boil all the water out of de pot before you put the gigot into it.

    The Claverings

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for gigot


  1. a leg of lamb or mutton
  2. a leg-of-mutton sleeve
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Word Origin for gigot

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