Definition of gigolo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʒɪɡələʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʒɪɡəloʊ//
; BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪɡələʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪɡəloʊ//
(pl. gigolos)
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a man who is paid to be the lover of an older woman, usually one who is rich It was a slick nightclub where the waiters flirted like gigolos. Word Origin1920s (in the sense ‘dancing partner’): from French, formed as the masculine of gigole ‘dance hall woman’, from colloquial gigue ‘leg’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gigolo