Gigolo meaning

jĭg'ə-lō', zhĭg'-
A man who is hired as an escort or a dancing partner for a woman.
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The definition of a gigolo is a derogatory term for a male escort or dancing partner, or is a term used for a man who is supported by a woman in exchange for being her lover or escort.

An attractive young man who is supported by a rich older woman is an example of a gigolo.

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A man who is paid to be a dancing partner or escort for women.
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A man who is the lover of a woman and is supported by her.
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A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a usually older woman.
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A man who has a sexual relationship with a woman from whom he receives payment.
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A hired escort or dancing partner for a woman.
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Origin of gigolo

  • French perhaps from gigolette dancing girl, prostitute from giguer to dance from gigue fiddle from Old French gigot
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First attested in English in 1922. From French gigolo (“young lover kept by an older woman”) (first attested in that sense in 1901; attested since 1894 in the sense "elegant young man whose means of livelihood are dubious", and since 1850 in the sense "lover of a gigolette or pimp"),, a back-formation from gigolette (“promiscuous dancing girl, girl available for hire as a dancing partner”) (attested since 1850), from giguer (“to dance”), from gigue (“fiddle”).
    From Wiktionary