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riggish Line breaks: rig|gish
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪɡɪʃ/

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Definition of riggish in English:


(Especially of a woman) lustful or promiscuous.
Example sentences
  • Even a riggish French noblewoman could hardly throw a glamour of romance over so prosaic an interest as the Franco-American trade in fish-oil and salt cod.
  • A riggish bachelor invites a sweet young thing to his apartment.
  • The landlady happened to be the most riggish female in the Duchy of Milan.


Late 16th century: perhaps from dialect rig 'imperfectly castrated animal' (associated with wild behaviour).

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