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gig·o·lo

 (jĭg′ə-lō′, zhĭg′-)
n. pl. gig·o·los
1. A man who engages in an ongoing sexual relationship with a client in exchange for financial support.
2. A man who is hired as an escort or a dancing partner for a woman.

[French, perhaps from gigolette, dancing girl, prostitute, from giguer, to dance, from gigue, fiddle, from Old French; see gigot.]

gigolo

(ˈʒɪɡəˌləʊ)
n, pl -los
1. a man who is kept by a woman, esp an older woman
2. a man who is paid to dance with or escort women
[C20: from French, back formation from gigolette girl for hire as a dancing partner, prostitute, from giguer to dance, from gigue a fiddle; compare gigot, gigue, jig]

gig•o•lo

(ˈdʒɪg əˌloʊ, ˈʒɪg-)

n., pl. -los.
1. a man living off the earnings or gifts of a woman, esp. a younger man supported by an older woman in return for his sexual attentions and companionship.
2. a male professional dancing partner or escort.
[1920–25; < French, masculine derivative of gigolette woman of the streets or public dance halls]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigolo - a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
lounge lizard, lizard - a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him
Translations
gigolô

gigolo

[ˈʒɪgələʊ] Ngigoló m

gigolo

[ˈdʒɪgələʊ] ngigolo m

gigolo

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