a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persons, usually in triple meter.
a piece of music for or in the rhythm of such a dance.
Obsolete. prank; trick.
verb (used with object), jigged, jigging.
to dance (a jig or any lively dance).
to sing or play in the time or rhythm of a jig:
to jig a tune.
to move with a jerky or bobbing motion; jerk up and down or to and fro.
verb (used without object), jigged, jigging.
to dance or play a jig.
to move with a quick, jerky motion; hop; bob.
in jig time, Informal. with dispatch; rapidly:
We sorted the mail in jig time.
the jig is up, Slang. it is hopeless; no chance remains:
When the burglar heard the police siren, he knew the jig was up.
any of several old rustic kicking and leaping dances
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually in six-eight time
a mechanical device designed to hold and locate a component during machining and to guide the cutting tool
(angling) any of various spinning lures that wobble when drawn through the water
(mining) Also called jigger. a device for separating ore or coal from waste material by agitation in water
(obsolete) a joke or prank
verb jigs, jigging, jigged
to dance (a jig)
to jerk or cause to jerk up and down rapidly
(often foll by up) to fit or be fitted in a jig
(transitive) to drill or cut (a workpiece) in a jig
(mining) to separate ore or coal from waste material using a jig
(intransitive) to produce or manufacture a jig
(Austral, slang) to play truant from school
“lively dance,” 1560s, perhaps related to Middle French giguer “to dance,” or to the source of German Geige “violin.” Meaning “piece of sport, trick” is 1590s, now mainly in phrase the jig is up (first attested 1777 as the jig is over). As a verb from 1580s.
noun The sex act; copulation; fucking [first form 1932+, second 1918+; the earlier form is US military slang from WWI and represents a French-like pronunciation of British jig-a-jig, ”do the sex act,” found by 1893]
[jig-saw] /ˈdʒɪgˌsɔ/ noun 1. Also, jig saw. an electric machine with a narrow blade mounted vertically in a frame, for cutting curves or other difficult lines or patterns. verb (used with object), jigsawed, jigsawed or jigsawn, jigsawing. 2. to cut or form with a jigsaw. adjective 3. formed by or as if by a jigsaw: […]
noun 1. Also called picture puzzle. a set of irregularly cut pieces of pasteboard, wood, or the like that form a picture or design when fitted together. 2. any complex, confusing situation, condition, or item, as one composed of seemingly diverse or unrelated elements. noun 1. a puzzle in which the player has to reassemble […]
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