Origin: Fr < Prov gavoto, dance of the Gavots, name used for a people of Hautes-Alpes, France, lit., boors, gluttons < gaver, to stuff, force-feed (poultry) < OProv gava, crop
See gavotte in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Provençal gavoto
Origin: , from gavot, native of the Alps
Origin: , possibly from gava, crop of a bird
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *gaba, gullet, throat.
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