I'm totally puzzled as to what this means, and I couldn't find any helpful hints when I searched through multiple websites. Does anyone else have a clue?

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    Welcome to JLU! Would you mind adding the reference to where you saw or heard this word?
    – Chris
    Jul 28, 2012 at 7:01
  • Also, it may be helpful to look at the FAQ since this question may be considered too localized.
    – Chris
    Jul 28, 2012 at 7:21
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    Can you provide some context?
    – user1016
    Jul 28, 2012 at 16:08
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    This question has a deleted answer, which is visible only to moderators and users with 2,000 reputation points. Because I find nothing wrong with that answer, I wonder why it was deleted. It would be great if the person who posted that answer considers to undelete it or at least explains why it was deleted. (As a general rule, I would not like to disclose who posted a deleted answer when he/she does not reveals him/herself.) Jul 28, 2012 at 21:51
  • @TsuyoshiIto Oh ok, I've undeleted it now. I just figured that there was probably something wrong with it because of the downvote.
    – cypher
    Jul 29, 2012 at 0:16

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It's a variation of ギギギ, which originates from the manga はだしのゲン (barefoot Gen).

It's onomatopoeia which refers to teeth grinding in anger, frustration or regret. It can also be used as a sort of "groan" symbolizing unbearable agony.

See also http://www.paradisearmy.com/doujin/pasok_gigigi.htm for more info.


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