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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.


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

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