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 Giles of Antwerp (g soft).Gill (Harry). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gill (g soft) or Jill.
 
A generic name for a lass, a sweetheart. (A contraction of Gillian = Juliana, Julia.)   1
       
“Jack and Jill went up the hill … .
       
Nursery Rhymes.
        “Every Jack has got his Jill (i.e. Ilka laddie has his lassie).”—Burns.
 


 Giles of Antwerp (g soft).Gill (Harry). 

 
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