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Gill (g soft) or Jill


A generic name for a lass, a sweetheart. (A contraction of Gillian = Juliana, Julia.)

Jack and Jill went up the hill … .

Nursery Rhymes.

“Every Jack has got his Jill (i.e. Ilka laddie has his lassie).”—Burns.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Gilded Chamber (The)
Gilderoy’s Kite
Gildippe (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Giles (St.)
Giles Overreach (Sir)
Giles of Antwerp (g soft)
Gill (g soft) or Jill
Gill (Harry)
Gills (g hard)
Gillie (g hard)
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Gillyflower (g soft)
Gilpin (John)
Gilt (g hard)
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