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giglet (GIG-lit) noun, also giglot

A giddy, frolicsome girl.

[From Middle English gigelot.]

"See, the Ravenna giglet, Mistress Ritta." George Henry Boker; Francesca da Rimini; 1853.

"O giglot fortune!--to master Caesar's sword." William Shakespeare; Cymbeline, Act 3, Scene 1.

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