Etymology
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gavotte (n.)

lively dance, 1690s, from French gavotte (17c.), from Old Provençal gavoto "mountaineer's dance," from gavot, a local name for an Alpine resident, said to mean literally "boor, glutton," from gaver "to stuff, force-feed poultry," from Old Provençal gava "crop." From the same source is French gavache "coward, dastard." The Italianized form is gavotta.

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gavage (n.)

"force-feeding of poultry for market," 1889, from French gavage, from gaver "to stuff" (17c.; see gavotte).

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