Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A frivolous, gadding girl.
  • noun A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a hissing or fizzing noise when ignited: in one form called by boys a volcano.
  • noun A corrupt form of fishgig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a fizzing or hissing noise when it explodes.
  • noun A gadding, flirting girl.
  • noun obsolete A fishgig.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of fishgig.
  • noun archaic A small squib-like firework.
  • noun Australia, slang, obsolete A police informer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  • noun a firework that fizzes as it moves

Etymologies

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From unknown + Middle English gig ("frivolous woman").

Examples

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  • A type of firework that makes a loud hissing sound.

    or

    A gadding, flirting girl.

    April 5, 2007

  • I love it that harpoon is a hyponym of fizgig.

    January 27, 2012