Definitions

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  • adj. Like a rig or wanton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a rig or wanton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the characteristics of a rig or romp; wanton; lewd.

Etymologies

rig +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She is an incarnation of the Lucretian Venus, an impossible contradiction of holiness and eroticism that prompts even the 'holy priests' of the temple to bless her when she is 'riggish' or lustful.

    Shakespeare

  • And if you would have your daughter riggish, bawdry and unclean, and a filthy speaker, and suchlike, bring her up in music and dancing and my life for yours, you have won the goal.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfied; for vilest things Become themselves in her, that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish.

    Shakespeare

  • Other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies; for vilest things Become themselves in her, that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 3

  • Old English cwene, akin to the etymon of queen]. rig [Middle English riggen, of uncertain derivation] dialectal English; cf. riggish ` sluttish, 'as in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, where Enobarbus speaks thus of Cleopatra:

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 3

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