This week’s theme: words that have many unrelated meanings.
fizgig (FIZ-gig) noun
1. A squib: a type of firework made with damp powder that makes a
hissing sound when exploding.
[From fizz, a clipping of fizzle, from fysel (to break wind).]
2. A kind of top spun by pulling a string wound around it.
3. A flirty, frivolous girl.
[From Middle English gig (a flighty girl, a whipping-top).]
4. A kind of harpoon with barbs for spearing fish.
[From Spanish fisga (fish spear).]
5. A police informer.
Today’s word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1