gig

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1gig

noun \ˈgig\

Definition of GIG

1
:  something that whirls or is whirled: as
a obsolete :  top, whirligig
b :  a 3-digit selection in a numbers game
2
:  a person of odd or grotesque appearance
3
a :  a long light ship's boat
b :  a rowboat designed for speed rather than for work
4
:  a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage

Origin of GIG

Middle English -gyge (in whyrlegyge whirligig), of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1570

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with GIG

2gig

verb
giggedgig·ging

Definition of GIG

intransitive verb
:  to travel in a gig

First Known Use of GIG

1807

3gig

noun

Definition of GIG

1
:  a pronged spear for catching fish
2
:  an arrangement of hooks to be drawn through a school of fish in order to hook their bodies

Origin of GIG

short for earlier fizgig, fishgig, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1722

4gig

verb
giggedgig·ging

Definition of GIG

transitive verb
1
:  to spear with a gig
2
a chiefly West :  spur, jab
b :  goad, provoke
intransitive verb
:  to fish with a gig

First Known Use of GIG

1803

5gig

noun

Definition of GIG

:  a job usually for a specified time; especially :  an entertainer's engagement

Origin of GIG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1926

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

6gig

verb
giggedgig·ging

Definition of GIG

intransitive verb
:  to work as a musician <gigged with various bands — Downbeat>

First Known Use of GIG

1939

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

7gig

noun

Definition of GIG

:  a military demerit

Origin of GIG

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1941

8gig

verb
giggedgig·ging

Definition of GIG

transitive verb
:  to give a military gig to

First Known Use of GIG

circa 1941

9gig

noun

Definition of GIG

:  gigabyte

First Known Use of GIG

1987

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

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