He sits on park benches scoping out rich middle-aged women for his gigolo.
The ex-bookmen negotiate a 60-40 split in favor of the gigolo, and a business is born.
Moreau, however, actually pined over a Greek gigolo that was brought along on a trip with her and Richardson.
1922, from French gigolo, formed as a masc. of gigole "tall, thin woman; dancing girl; prostitute," perhaps from verb gigoter "to move the shanks, hop," from gigue "shank," also "fiddle," of Germanic origin. This is perhaps the same word that was borrowed earlier as Middle English giglot (early 14c.) "lewd, wanton girl," which was later applied to males (mid-15c.) with the sense "villainous man." Middle English gigletry meant "lasciviousness, harlotry" (late 14c.).