noun (plural gigolos)chiefly • derogatory
- A young man paid or financially supported by an older woman to be her escort or lover.More example sentences
- The character decides to become a gigolo after discovering that it excites him when an older woman offers him money to have sex with her.
- She spent thousands a day on drugs, champagne, fancy clothes and hiring gigolos for sex - sometimes two at a time.
- She understands the blunder a second later, horrified by the image of herself looking either like a hooker, or worse, a sex-deprived housewife looking for a gigolo.
1920s (in the sense 'dancing partner'): from French, formed as the masculine of gigole 'dance hall woman', from colloquial gigue 'leg'.