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giggle to laugh in a lighthearted, silly, or nervous way with short, convulsive sounds. [2 definitions]
gigolo a man who receives money from a usu. wealthy woman in exchange for his sexual favors and companionship.
gigot a leg of mutton, lamb, veal, or the like.
Gila monster a large poisonous lizard of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, with a stubby tail and scaly rings of black and orange, yellow, or pink covering its skin.
Gila River a U.S. river flowing west from southwestern New Mexico through Arizona to the southwest corner of the state, where it joins with the Colorado River.
Gila River Relocation Center a U.S. internment camp located on the Gila River Indian Reservation that was built for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. At its peak, there were over 13,000 people forcibly living there.
gild to cover or coat with gold. [2 definitions]
Gilded Age in U.S. history, the post-Civil War era, characterized by rapid industrialization, economic expansion, and widespread corruption in business and government.
gilding the art or process of applying gilt or a similar substance to a surface. [3 definitions]
gill1 the breathing organ of fish and other animals that live in water, consisting of a platelike, saclike, or feathery protrusion. [5 definitions]
gill2 in the US, a unit of capacity equal to one fourth of a pint, four fluid ounces, or 118.3 milliliters. [2 definitions]
gill fungus a fleshy fungus with blade-shaped gills on the underside of its cap; mushroom.
gill net a net set upright in the water in order to catch fish by the gills.
gillyflower any of a number of plants bearing fragrant flowers, such as the wallflower or carnation.
gilt1 a past tense and past participle of gild. [4 definitions]
gilt2 a young female pig that has not yet produced offspring.
gilt-edged having edges coated with or as if with gold. [2 definitions]
gimbals (sometimes sing.; used with a sing. verb) a device using pivots that supports something such as a compass on a ship and keeps it level even when the support is in motion.
gimcrack a gaudy object of no value. [2 definitions]
gimel the name of the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
gimlet a tool used to make holes, consisting of a shaft with a sharp, spiral tip attached to a handle at a right angle. [3 definitions]