fizgig vs gig what difference

what is difference between fizgig and gig

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɪzɡɪɡ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɪzˌɡɪɡ/
  • Hyphenation: fiz‧gig

Etymology 1

From Middle English gig (a frivolous woman); the first element of the word may be from fise (an instance of flatulence), from fist (an act of breaking wind).

Noun

fizgig (plural fizgigs)

  1. (archaic) A flirtatious, coquettish girl, inclined to gad or gallivant about; a gig, a giglot, a jillflirt. [From 1520s.]
    • 1596, Stephen Gosson, Pleasant Quippes for Vpstart Nevvfangled Gentlevvomen, London: Imprinted at London by Richard Iohnes, →OCLC; reprinted as [John Payne Collier, editor], Pleasant Quippes for Upstart Newfangled Women. By Stephen Gosson. A Treatise on the Pride and Abuse of Women. By Charles Bansley. The First from a Copy with the Author’s Autograph; the Last from a Unique Impression by Thomas Reynalde, London: Reprinted by T. Richards, for the executors of the late C. Richards, 100, St. Martin’s Lane, 1841, →OCLC, page 13:
      You thinke (perhaps) to win great fame / by uncouth sutes and fashions wilde: / All such as know you thinke the same, / but in ech kind you are beguilde; / For when you looke for praises sound; / Then are you for light fisgiggs crownde.
  2. (archaic) Something frivolous or trivial; a gewgaw, a trinket.
Synonyms
  • (flirtatious, coquettish girl): gig, giglot
  • (something frivolous or trivial): folderol, gewgaw, trifle, trinket

Verb

fizgig (third-person singular simple present fizgigs, present participle fizgigging, simple past and past participle fizgigged)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To roam around in a frivolous manner; to gad about, to gallivant.
    • 1594, Tho[mas] Nashe, The Vnfortunate Traueller. Or, The Life of Iacke Wilton, London: Printed by T[homas] Scarlet for C[uthbert] Burby, & are to be sold at his shop adioyning to the Exchange, →OCLC; republished in Stanley Wells, editor, Thomas Nashe: Selected Works (Routledge Revivals), Abingdon, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2015, →ISBN, page 221:
      Why should I go gadding and fizgigging after firking flantado amphibologies?
    • 1782, Robert Bage, Mount Henneth: A Novel, London: Printed for T. Lowndes, →OCLC; republished in The Novels of Swift, Bage, and Cumberland; […] (Ballantyne’s Novelist’s Library; IX), London: Published by Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 90, Cheapside, and 8, Pall Mall; printed by James Ballantyne and Company, at the Border Press, Edinburgh, 1824, →OCLC, pages 147–148:
      [] I likes you because yo’re none of the fiz-gigging misses, with their roles and pomatums, and tippets, and trumpery; you’re a sober minded young woman, one belike as wull keep close house, and mind business: []

Etymology 2

fizz +‎ gig (a whirling thing)

Noun

fizgig (plural fizgigs)

  1. (archaic) A small squib-like firework that explodes with a fizzing or hissing noise.
    • 2008, Salvatore Scibona, in The End, St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, →ISBN; republished London: Vintage Books, 2011, →ISBN, page 35:
      Half a dozen boys in linen blazers, their hair in uniform flattops, were shooting off fizgigs in his alley and paid him no mind as he pretended to use his key to unlock the alley-oop door.
Alternative forms
  • fizzgig

Etymology 3

Possibly from Spanish fisga (harpoon).

Noun

fizgig (plural fizgigs)

  1. (fishing) A spear with a barb on the end of it, used for catching fish; a type of harpoon.
Alternative forms
  • fisgig
  • fish gig
  • fishgig
  • fissgig (obsolete)

Etymology 4

Origin unknown.
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

fizgig (plural fizgigs)

  1. (Australia, slang, dated) A police informer, a stool pigeon, someone employed by police to entrap someone else or provoke them to commit a crime.
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:informant

Verb

fizgig (third-person singular simple present fizgigs, present participle fizgigging, simple past and past participle fizgigged)

  1. (Australia, slang, dated) To act as a police informer or agent provocateur.
Alternative forms
  • fizzgig
Synonyms
  • inform, grass up, snitch; See also Thesaurus:rat out

Etymology 5

Origin unknown.
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

fizgig (plural fizgigs)

  1. (Scotland, rare) The common ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).
Alternative forms
  • fizzgig


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gĭg, IPA(key): /ɡɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Etymology 1

Of uncertain origin. According to one theory, from Middle English gige (fiddle) and Middle English *gygge (found in Middle English whyrlegygge (a top, whirligig, a rotating device)), akin to Old Norse gígja (fiddle) and German Geige (violin). The earliest usage of the word gig in the sense of “any, usual temporary, paid job” found by linguist Geoffrey Nunberg is from a 1952 piece by Jack Kerouac about his gig as a part-time brakeman for the Southern Pacific railroad.

Noun

gig (plural gigs)

  1. (informal, music) A performing engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role, especially for a musician or performer.
    I caught one of the Rolling Stones’ first gigs in Richmond.
    Hey, when are we gonna get that hotel gig again?
  2. (informal, by extension) Any job, especially one that is temporary.
    I had this gig as a file clerk but it wasn’t my style so I left.
    Hey, that guy’s got a great gig over at the bike shop. He hardly works all day.
  3. (archaic, slang) Fun; frolics; a spree.
    • 1820, Randall’s Diary
      In search of lark, or some delicious gig, / The mind delights on, when ’tis in prime twig.
  4. A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals.
    Synonym: leister
  5. (historical) A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
    • 1868, The Family Herald
      Years ago the cravers for sensation were delighted with the real gig and horse with the aid of which Mr. Thurtell murdered Mr. Weare.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, page 77:
      the room grew stifling warm and vapor clung to the windowpanes, blurring the throng of people still milling outside the courthouse, a row of tethered gigs and buggies, distant pine trees in a scrawny, ragged grove.
  6. (Southern England, nautical) A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  7. (nautical) An open boat used to transport the captain of a ship, the captain’s gig.
  8. (US, military) A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes.
    I received gigs for having buttons undone.
Derived terms
  • gigful
  • gig-goer
Translations
References
  • (fun, frolics): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Verb

gig (third-person singular simple present gigs, present participle gigging, simple past and past participle gigged)

  1. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.
  2. To engage in musical performances.
    The Stones were gigging around Richmond at the time
  3. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone’s expense, often condescending.
    His older cousin was just gigging him about being in love with that girl from school.
  4. (US, military) To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code.
    His sergeant gigged him for an unmade bunk.
Translations

Derived terms

  • gigster

References

Etymology 2

Clipping of giga-, as in gigabyte, gigaunit, etc.

Noun

gig (plural gig or gigs)

  1. (colloquial, computing) Clipped form of gigabyte.
    This picture is almost a gig; don’t you wanna resize it?
    My new computer has over 500 gigs of hard drive space.
  2. (slang) Any unit having the SI prefix giga-
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English gigge, from Old French gigues (a gay, lively girl), from Old Norse gikkr (a pert person), related to Danish gjæk (a fool; jester), Swedish gäck (a fool; jester; wag). More at geck.

Noun

gig (plural gigs)

  1. (obsolete) A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
Synonyms
  • fizgig
  • giglot

Etymology 4

Probably from Latin gignere (to beget).

Verb

gig (third-person singular simple present gigs, present participle gigging, simple past and past participle gigged)

  1. To engender.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

References

  • “gig”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • gig on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • IgG, igg

Sumerian

Romanization

gig

  1. Romanization of ???? (gig)

Welsh

Noun

gig

  1. Soft mutation of cig (meat).

Mutation


Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /kik˧/
  • Tone numbers: gig8
  • Hyphenation: gig

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Chinese (MC ɡɨk̚).

Adverb

gig (Sawndip form , old orthography gig)

  1. extremely; highly; very

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Chinese (MC kek̚).

Verb

gig (old orthography gig)

  1. to provoke; to agitate

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