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 Gig-manity.Gil Blas (g soft). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Giggle (g hard).
Have you found a giggle’s nest? A question asked in Norfolk when anyone laughs immoderately and senselessly. The meaning is, “Have you found a nest of romping girls that you laugh so?” Giglet is still in common use in the West of England for a giddy, romping, Tom-boy girl, and in Salop a flighty person is called a “giggle.” (See GAPE’S-NEST.)   1

 Gig-manity.Gil Blas (g soft). 


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