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

 

gigolo

 noun
noun
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 Origin 1920s (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