Gig



[gig] /gɪg/

noun
1.
a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage.
2.
Nautical.

3.
something that whirls.
4.
Also called gig mill. a roller containing teasels, used for raising nap on a fabric.
5.
Obsolete. (def 5).
verb (used without object), gigged, gigging.
6.
to ride in a gig.
7.
to raise the nap on (a fabric).
[gig] /gɪg/
noun
1.
a device, commonly four hooks secured back to back, for dragging through a school of fish to hook them through the body.
2.
a spearlike device with a long, thick handle, used for spearing fish and frogs.
verb (used with object), gigged, gigging.
3.
to catch or spear (a fish or frog) with a gig.
verb (used without object), gigged, gigging.
4.
to catch fish or frogs with a gig.
[gig] /gɪg/
noun
1.
an official report of a minor infraction of regulations, as in school or the army; a demerit.
2.
a punishment for a minor infraction of rules.
verb (used with object), gigged, gigging.
3.
to give a gig to or punish with a gig.
[gig] /gɪg/ Slang.
noun
1.
a single professional engagement, usually of short duration, as of jazz or rock musicians.
2.
any job, especially one of short or uncertain duration:
a teaching gig out west somewhere.
verb (used without object), gigged, gigging.
3.
to work as a musician, especially in a single engagement:
He gigged with some of the biggest names in the business.
noun
1.
a gigabyte.
/ɡɪɡ/
noun
1.
a light two-wheeled one-horse carriage without a hood
2.
(nautical) a light tender for a vessel, often for the personal use of the captain
3.
a long light rowing boat, used esp for racing
4.
a machine for raising the nap of a fabric
verb gigs, gigging, gigged
5.
(intransitive) to travel in a gig
6.
(transitive) to raise the nap of (fabric)
/ɡɪɡ/
noun
1.
a cluster of barbless hooks drawn through a shoal of fish to try to impale them
2.
short for fishgig
verb gigs, gigging, gigged
3.
to catch (fish) with a gig
/ɡɪɡ/
noun
1.
a job, esp a single booking for a musician, comedian, etc, to perform at a concert or club
2.
the performance itself
verb gigs, gigging, gigged
3.
(intransitive) to perform at a gig or gigs
/ɡɪɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for gigabyte
n.

“light carriage, small boat,” 1790, perhaps, on notion of bouncing, from Middle English ghyg “spinning top” (in whyrlegyg, mid-15c.), also “giddy girl” (early 13c., also giglet), from Old Norse geiga “turn sideways,” or Danish gig “spinning top.”

“job,” first used by jazz musicians, attested from 1915 but said to have been in use c.1905; of uncertain origin. As a verb, by 1939. Related: Gigged; gigging.

noun

verb

: their glam-rock band, Nancy Boy, which has already gigged on both coasts/ I forget whether we’re gigging in Basin Street or Buenos Aires

[origin unknown; musicians’ senses are extensions of earlier meanings, ”spree, dance, party,” found by 1777]

noun

giggy

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[1689+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Irish or Anglo-Irish, as attested by the name sheila-nagig given to carved figures of women with grotesquely enlarged vulvae found in English churches; fr Irish sile na gcioch, ”Julia of the breasts”]

noun

An old car

[1950+; fr gig, ”one-horse carriage”]

gigabyte
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