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 Zig.Zim and Jim. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Zig.
 
A chum, a comrade. (Italian zigno, a newt or little lizard.) It generally means un mauvais camarade, unless otherwise qualified. (French argot.)   1
        “Only the bon zig Rac.”—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap xxv.
 


 Zig.Zim and Jim. 

 
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