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gig

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noun \ˈgig\

Definition of gig

  1. 1 :  something that whirls or is whirled: as a obsolete :  top, whirligig b :  a 3-digit selection in a numbers game

  2. 2 :  a person of odd or grotesque appearance

  3. 3 a :  a long light ship's boat b :  a rowboat designed for speed rather than for work

  4. 4 :  a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage



Origin of gig

Middle English -gyge (in whyrlegyge whirligig), of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with gig


2

gig

verb

Definition of gig

giggedgig·ging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel in a gig



1807

First Known Use of gig

1807


3

gig

noun

Definition of gig

  1. 1 :  a pronged spear for catching fish

  2. 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


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

giggedgig·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to spear with a gig

  3. 2 a chiefly West :  spur, jab b :  goad, provoke

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to fish with a gig



1803

First Known Use of gig

1803


5

gig

noun

Definition of gig

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



Origin of gig

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1926


6

gig

verb

Definition of gig

giggedgig·ging

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



1939

First Known Use of gig

1939


7

gig

noun

Definition of gig

  1. :  a military demerit



Origin of gig

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1941


8

gig

verb

Definition of gig

giggedgig·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a military gig to



Circa 1941

First Known Use of gig

circa 1941


9

gig

noun

Definition of gig



1987

First Known Use of gig

1987

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