[jig-uh t, zhee-goh]
- a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
- a leg of lamb or mutton.
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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Examples from the Web for gigot
Mr Gigot hosted a solid year of editorials and TV panel discussions of Obama that left little doubt his opinion was not cheerful.Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
January 13, 2009
The worst fault seems to be monotony, always chicken, gigot, or veal.Normandy
G. E. Mitton
Well, it is simply a leg of mutton, and comes from the French word "gigot."Our Little Scotch Cousin
"The good God has protected us," said Gigot, coming forward to his master.
Give the man something to eat and send him back, Gigot, to meet his master.
You boil all the water out of de pot before you put the gigot into it.The Claverings
- a leg of lamb or mutton
- a leg-of-mutton sleeve
C16: from Old French: leg, a small fiddle, from gigue a fiddle, of Germanic origin
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