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A wofahulicodoc (4)
GIGIL - (DJI-g'l) . The indigenous name of a tropical tree whose sap thickens
into a malleable mass called by Europeans "chicle," later made into rubber. Rhubarb Commando


B bexter (3)
Gigil - a specific sub section of sigillography in which seals were given to animals,
for example war horses, who performed greatly at their given task. Avy


C Rhubarb Commando
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GIGIL: n. A deep hole or ravine which acts as a natural reservoir for rain water. belMarduk


D jenny jenny (5)
GIGIL :text talk acronym for "Great Idea, Girl I Love" (used frequently)
or "Great Idea, Guy I love"(used rarely). Jackie; wofahulicodoc


E Jackie (1)
Gigil n. The rate of errors per thousand attempts to open web sites.


F LukeJavin8 (1)
Gigil - half or partial giggle.....as when you try to laugh at a dentist's joke as he works in your open mouth.


G BranShea (3)
Gigil n. glottal hissing sound of the green iguanas (iguana iguana) when under threat. bexter


H olly (8)
Gigil: An application that guards search engines from unwelcome DNS attacks. BranShea



I wofahulicodoc (4)
GIGIL [zhee-ZHEEL] - Parisian slang for a putatively innocent pre-teen girl; the inspiration for "Gigi" in the play of that name


J tsuwm (5)
Gigil a flowering plant of the genus Lilium. tsuwn; jenny jenny


K Faldage (5)
Gigil A fine-tipped awl used in making scrimshaw. Owlbow; LukeJavan8


L Candy (3)
gigil [gheegle] verb (used with object) the urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute. olly


M Owlbow (3)
Gigil The ring attached to the upper block of a block and tackle. Faldage


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2 Points for each vote for your daffynition
5 Points for choosing my definition

Kudos to those others who voted without possibility of getting any points.





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Gigil (Tagalog): The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.
Prononciation: Ghee-gle


For clarification, I first came across the word gigil on a TV forum discussion about the origin of language. Since then I have had trouble finding a true source.
This is all I have ..... Filipino Dictionary



I'm thinking, because this word exists in Filipino it means the Philippines has a lot of cute things to talk about, things so cute you melt as they look back at you with their huge doe eyes.
When I heard it I thought 'we should use that word'. Its so much better than, * OMG! that little puppy is so cute, look at him, I just want to squeeze him and cuddle him tight* and what about the time your elderly aunt/grandmother comes to visit. Does she pinch your cheeks and say how cute your dimples are? So now this is the word to describe that action.

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or, according to someone I know who lives there, gigil is Indonesian for a shiver..

but see also here.

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Congratulations, Olly. I have to admit that I thought that daffynition one of the least likely candidates!


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Nice presentation Candy! Real nice. What a word!. Nice cartoon!

But...to give grandmaster tsuwm a cookie of his own dough, how come he has 5 points? The vote by tsuwm on tsuwms' definition gets no points, if my mem'ry serves me well..... smile

I know points don't count but even nopoints should be counted well.

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if you're going to quibble about the scoring based on precedent [harumph], how about that giving of a bonus to wofa for multiple submissions, which was frowned upon in the past - as more daffies usaully gets you more total votes. but yes, the points don't matter.

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OH Woe is me ! I hadn't even seen that! Well never mind, just gigbbling. Fling the precedents!
I like the new type of scoring in full color! Olé Olly and Candy!

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Fine round. Thanks Candy.
Congrats to Olly and to all for believable definitions.
I'm glad, thanks Faldage, that I didn't get skunked.
I, for one am still going to call that ring on the block & tackle
and that unbearable cute French girl, gigil.

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I think that wofa should have had a bonus point for his cute parisienne - it was pretty close to the "real" definition.


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tsuwm...if you dont want to add GIGIL to the list of Hogwash words....I understand.

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