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jigger

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noun jig·ger \ˈji-gər\

Definition of jigger

  1. 1 :  one that jigs or operates a jig

  2. 2 :  any of several sails

  3. 3 :  jig 3a

  4. 4 a (1) :  a mechanical device usually with a jerky reciprocating motion (2) :  a mold or a machine incorporating a revolving mold on which ceramic items (as plates) are formed b :  gadget, doodad

  5. 5 :  a measure used in mixing drinks that usually holds 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 milliliters)



1675

First Known Use of jigger

1675

Rhymes with jigger


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jigger

noun jig·ger

Definition of jigger

  1. :  chigger



Origin of jigger

perhaps from Wolof jiga insect


First Known Use: 1781


3

jigger

verb jig·ger

Definition of jigger

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to jerk up and down

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to alter or rearrange especially by manipulating <jigger an election district>



Origin of jigger

frequentative of 2jig


First Known Use: 1867


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