giglet

noun
gig·​let
variants: or less commonly giglot \ ˈgiglə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of giglet

1 archaic : a lascivious woman : wanton set upon the giglet and beat her … soundly— S. H. Adams
2 : a giddy frivolous frolicsome girl that overgrown giglet— Osbert Sitwell

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History and Etymology for giglet

Middle English gigelot, giggelot, probably from gigg, gigge silly girl

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“Giglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giglet. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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