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A leg-of-mutton sleeve.
- ‘The small gigot sleeve is particularly attractive to create a broad shoulder line, which in turn gives the illusion of a small waist.’
- ‘Her gown is authentically styled, from the ribbed gigot sleeves and romantic ribbons to the ruffled bodice and underskirt, and soft pastel colors.’
- ‘By the 1830s dresses included printed cottons with high tucked waists and gigot sleeves.’
- ‘The sleeves, which are very near approach to the old gigot sleeves, are drawn in at the elbow and wrist with bands of ribbons.’
- ‘Large gigot sleeves along with wider and shorter skirts began to emerge as the silhouette for the Romantic Period.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.