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The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it.
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Meaning of "gigolo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIGOLO

From French, back formation from gigolette girl for hire as a dancing partner, prostitute, from giguer to dance, from gigue a fiddle; compare gigot, gigue, jig.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGOLO

gigolo  [ˈʒɪɡəˌləʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGOLO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigolo is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIGOLO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gigolo

A gigolo is a male escort or social companion who is supported by a woman in a continuing relationship, often living in her residence or having to be present at her beck and call. The gigolo is expected to provide companionship, to serve as a consistent escort with good manners and social skills, and often, to serve as a dancing partner as required by the woman in exchange for the support. Many gifts such as expensive clothing and an automobile to drive may be lavished upon him. The relationship may include sexual services as well, when he also would be referred to as "a kept man". The term gigolo usually implies a man who adopts a lifestyle consisting of a number of such relationships serially, rather than having other means of support. The word gigolo may be traced to a first use as a neologism during the 1920s as a back formation from a French word, gigolette, a woman hired as a dancing partner.

Definition of gigolo in the English dictionary

The definition of gigolo in the dictionary is a man who is kept by a woman, esp an older woman. Other definition of gigolo is a man who is paid to dance with or escort women.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGOLO


buffalo
ˈbʌfəˌləʊ
bummalo
ˈbʌməˌləʊ
bungalow
ˈbʌŋɡəˌləʊ
catalo
ˈkætəˌləʊ
cattalo
ˈkætəˌləʊ
cymbalo
ˈsɪmbəˌləʊ
diabolo
dɪˈæbəˌləʊ
estrangelo
ɪˈstrændʒəˌləʊ
estranghelo
ɪˈstræŋɡəˌləʊ
Michelangelo
ˌmaɪkəlˈændʒɪˌləʊ
ovolo
ˈəʊvəˌləʊ
piccolo
ˈpɪkəˌləʊ
pomelo
ˈpɒmɪˌləʊ
robalo
ˈrɒbəˌləʊ
rumbelow
ˈrʌmbɪˌləʊ
tangelo
ˈtændʒəˌləʊ
tombolo
ˈtɒmbəˌləʊ
tremolo
ˈtrɛməˌləʊ
tupelo
ˈtjuːpɪˌləʊ
zufolo
ˈtsuːfəˌləʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGOLO

gigantomachy
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle
giggler
gigglesome
giggling
gigglingly
giggly
Gigia
giglet
Gigli
gigman
gigmanity
GIGO
gigot
gigue

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGOLO

Barolo
bolo
cholo
Dandolo
Foscolo
Gilolo
Jolo
kolo
lobolo
Marco Polo
paolo
Pollaiuolo
polo
rotolo
shongololo
solo
songololo
tapacolo
Tiepolo
water polo

Synonyms and antonyms of gigolo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gigolo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGOLO

Find out the translation of gigolo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gigolo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gigolo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

舞男
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigolo
570 millions of speakers

English

gigolo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gigolo
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قواد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

альфонс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigolo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেশাদার পুরুষ নৃত্যসঙ্গী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigolo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gigolo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gigolo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジゴロ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기둥 서방
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigolo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bạn khiêu vu của đàn bà giàu có
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிகொலொ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिगोलो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jigolo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigolo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

альфонс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigolo
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζιγκολό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gigolo
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gigolo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigolo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigolo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGOLO»

The term «gigolo» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.966 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGOLO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gigolo

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3 QUOTES WITH «GIGOLO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gigolo.
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Howie Carr
Nobody has ever denied that when it comes to his trade - gigolo - John Forbes Kerry is one of the all-time greats. He's in the gigolo Hall of Fame. See, a really good gigolo might snag one heiress in a lifetime with a nine-figure trust fund. Kerry has married two. When it comes to gigolos, he's Steve Jobs.
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Ronnie Hawkins
'The bigtime for you is just around the corner.' They told me that first in 1952 - boy, it's been a long corner. If I don't hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I'm gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo.
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Cesar Romero
The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGOLO»

Discover the use of gigolo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigolo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tao of the Gigolo
This book is written as a primer for those readers seeking guidance towards refining their skills in the romantic arts.
Vin Armani, 2011
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Gigolo
From the pulitzer prize-winning American novelist, Edna Ferber. Who was heralded as the greatest female author of the 1920s and 1930s and among the best-read authors of her nation.
Edna Ferber, 2008
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Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu 2
Artist Junko Mizuno unleashes her unique graphic storytelling sensibilities on a tale that's frequently adorable, sometimes grotesque, and surprisingly moving.
Junko Mizuno, 2013
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Gigolo
Thriller.
Raymond Haigh, 2005
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Operation Gigolo
When her parents threatened to file for divorce, Lynn Morgan needed to take drastic action.
Vicki Lewis Thompson, 2007
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Gigolo
A jazz musician by day, by night he's an exclusive escort for glamorous modern women, paid in expensive dinners and fabulous clothes to service their every desire. These ladies work hard and play even harder.
Golden, 2012
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Undercover: The Adventures of a Real Life Gigolo
He’s sexy, charming and gorgeous. And he’s yours – for the right price ... Another sexy story from Mischief Books.
Luke Bradbury, 2012
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Undercover: The Adventures of a Real Life Gigolo
He's sexy, charming and gorgeous. And he's yours âe" for the right priceâe¦ When young Aussie Luke Bradbury finds himself alone, broke and out of ideas in London, things look desperate. Until he spots a tempting ad.
Luke Bradbury, 2008
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The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo, & the Poltergeist ...
It’s not smart to piss off a poltergeist… A Tickle My Fantasy story.
Vivi Andrews, 2009
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Major Gigolo
A mission of lust and unfulfilled romance that can only be found in the nations capital. Ron's newfound mission introduces him to interesting and powerful clients. Clients that know and understand how the Pentagon and the Government work.
Tom Quinn, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGOLO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigolo is used in the context of the following news items.
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John Turturro does the right thing in Jerusalem
... especially animated, imitating Woody Allen (whom he acted with and directed in Fading Gigolo), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Turturro co-starred ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
Nollywood and a Whiff of Homosexuality
It is funny because I am sometimes called a ladies' man and at times rumoured to be a gigolo. That I have chosen to adopt the UK style of ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
Great Conversations: Lauren Hutton
You did some good movies prior to Gigolo, including one of the '70s best films, The Gambler, which had a trifecta of talent: directed by Karel ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Drag queen Payton St. James says 2nd Story role a good fit
... affair with Tony, the tennis-playing gigolo. As punishment, Sol takes away her credit cards and sabotages her chances for a gig in New York. «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
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Computer dating: Artificial intelligence and robot sex in 'Ex Machina …
Spielberg's “A.I.” does include a mecha character called Gigolo Joe (Jude Law), who reassures a nervous female client, “Once you've had a ... «Crux: Covering all things Catholic, Jul 15»
6
Turturro delivers masterclass in Jerusalem
I'm sure he would have liked to play the gigolo but I was a little younger so I took the role. That was a fabulous experience for me, even though I ... «Screen International, Jul 15»
7
Rich Chinese women cheated out of millions in 'luxury beauty tour …
Rich Chinese women cheated out of millions in 'luxury beauty tour with GIGOLO thrown in' scam. font size decrease font size decrease font size ... «Malaysia Chronicle, Jul 15»
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The 50 Greatest Pop Songs of the '80s
Produced for the film American Gigolo, “Call Me” reinvented the post-punk band as a high-powered disco-rock combo. Debbie Harry is sexy ... «Metro Weekly, Jul 15»
9
Broadcast Begins July 2015(JST)
A gigolo that entertains women, and a Handy Man alongside Nicolas. Not one of the Twilights, but has a certain power that surpasses ordinary ... «Anime News Network, Jul 15»
10
Goodspeed's 'My Paris' Boasts Big Broadway Names
... was the oldest working performing actor listed in Actors Equity Association. Last year he was featured in John Turturro's film "Fading Gigolo.". «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gigolo [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gigolo>. Mar 2021 ».
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