fizgig

fizgig

[fiz-gig]
noun
1.
a type of firework that makes a loud hissing sound.
2.
a whirling toy that makes a whizzing noise.
4.
Australian. a police informer.

Origin:
1520–30; earlier fisgig, equivalent to fis (late Middle English fise term of abuse; akin to Old Norse fīsa to break wind; cf. fizzle) + gig (Middle English gigge girl; see giggle)

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fizgig (ˈfɪzˌɡɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a frivolous or flirtatious girl
2.  a firework or whirling top that fizzes as it moves
3.  a variant of fishgig
4.  slang (Austral) a police informer
 
vb
5.  slang (Austral) (intr) to inform on criminals to the police
 
[C16: probably from obsolete fise a breaking of wind + gig girl]

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