gigot

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

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

Nearby words

  1. gigli,
  2. gigli, beniamino,
  3. giglot,
  4. gigo,
  5. gigolo,
  6. gigue,
  7. gijón,
  8. gil,
  9. gil blas,
  10. gila

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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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

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