: a leg of meat (such as lamb) especially when cooked
: a leg-of-mutton sleeve

Example Sentences

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Word History


Middle French, diminutive of gigue fiddle; from its shape — more at jig

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gigot was in 1526

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Cite this Entry

“Gigot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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