Gigget to Gingerly
(Gig"get) n. Same as Gigot.
Cut the slaves to giggets.Beau. & Fl.
(Gig"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Giggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Giggling ] [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen,
G. kichern.] To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly
manner; to titter with childish levity.
Giggling and laughing with all their mightJ. R. Drake.
At the piteous hap of the fairy wight.
(Gig"gle) n. A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
(Gig"gler) n. One who giggles or titters.
(Gig"gly) a. Prone to giggling. Carlyle.
(Gig"got) n. See Gigot. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Gig"gyng) n. [See Gige.] The act of fastending the gige or leather strap to the shield. [Obs.]
"Gigging of shields." Chaucer.
(Gig"lot Gig"let) n. [Cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person, Dan. giek a fool, silly man, AS. gagol,
gægl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel wanton, giege fool, and E. gig a wanton person.] A wanton; a
lascivious or light, giddy girl. [Obs.]
The giglet is willful, and is running upon her fate.Sir W. Scott.
(Gig"lot) a. Giddi; light; inconstant; wanton. [Obs.] "O giglot fortune!" Shak.
(Gig"ot, Gig"got) n. [F., fr. OF. gigue fiddle; on account of the resemblance in shape. See
1. A leg of mutton.
2. A small piece of flesh; a slice. [Obs.]
The rest in giggots cut, they spit.Chapman.
(Gi"la mon"ster) (Zoöl.) A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the
dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.
(Gild) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold.
&radic234. See Gold.]
1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. "Gilded
No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.Pope.
2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
Let oft good humor, mild and gay,Trumbull.
Gild the calm evening of your day.
3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie. Shak.