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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jigdʒɪg(n.; v.)jigged, jig•ging.

  1. (n.)a plate, box, or open frame for holding work and for guiding a machine tool to the work.

    Category: Machinery

  2. any of several devices that are jerked up and down in or pulled through the water to attract fish to a line.

    Category: Sport

  3. an apparatus for washing coal or separating ore from gangue by shaking and washing.

    Category: Mining

  4. a cloth-dyeing machine in which a roll of fabric is unwound, passed through a vat of dye, and then rewound onto another cylinder.

    Category: Textiles

  5. (v.t.)to treat, cut, produce, etc., with a jig.

    Category: Textiles

  6. (v.i.)to use a jig.

  7. to fish with a jig.

    Category: Sport

Origin of jig:

1855–60; prob. akin to jig2, in sense “jerk to and fro”

jigdʒɪg(n.; v.)jigged, jig•ging.

  1. (n.)a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persons, usu. in triple meter.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a piece of music for such a dance.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. Obs. prank; trick.

  4. (v.t.)to dance (a jig or any lively dance).

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. to sing or play in the time or rhythm of a jig:

    to jig a tune.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. to cause to move with quick, jerky or bobbing motions.

  7. (v.i.)to dance or play a jig.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. to move with a quick, jerky motion; hop; bob.

Idioms for jig:

  1. in jig time,with dispatch; rapidly.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of jig:

1550–60; in earliest sense “kind of dance” perh. < MF giguer to frolic, gambol




  1. jiggish(Adjective)

    Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.

    The coquette, therefore, I must distinguish by that musical instrument which is commonly known by the name of a Kit, that is more jiggish than the Fiddle itself, and never sounds but to dance. uE000653797uE001 .

  2. jiggish(Adjective)

    Playful; frisky.

    She is never sad, and yet not jiggish. uE000653798uE001 Habington.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jiggish(adj)

    resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement

  2. Jiggish(adj)

    playful; frisky


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