riggish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rig (a romp) +‎ -ish.

Adjective[edit]

riggish (comparative more riggish, superlative most riggish)

  1. (archaic) Like a rig or romp; wanton; lewd.
    Riggish and unmaidenly. — Bishop Hall.
    • 2008, Sandra Gulland, Mistress of the Sun: A Novel - Page 126:
      “The matchmaker agrees that your having a position at Court will improve your chances, but she warned that you must be exceedingly careful of your reputation. Court society is known to be riggish.”

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for riggish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)