fizgig

noun
fiz·​gig | \ ˈfizˌgig \
plural -s

Definition of fizgig

1 archaic : a gadding flirting girl or woman
2 : a firework of damp powder that fizzes or hisses when it explodes

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History and Etymology for fizgig

alteration of earlier fisgig, perhaps from fise flatus (from Middle English) + gig (girl); akin to Middle English fist flatus

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“Fizgig.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fizgig. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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