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1jigger

noun jig·ger \ˈji-gər\

Definition of JIGGER

1
:  one that jigs or operates a jig
2
:  any of several sails
3
:  jig 3a
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
:  a measure used in mixing drinks that usually holds 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 milliliters)

First Known Use of JIGGER

1675

2jigger

noun

Definition of JIGGER

:  chigger

Origin of JIGGER

perhaps from Wolof jiga insect
First Known Use: 1781

Rhymes with JIGGER

3jigger

verb

Definition of JIGGER

intransitive verb
:  to jerk up and down
transitive verb
:  to alter or rearrange especially by manipulating <jigger an election district>

Origin of JIGGER

frequentative of 2jig
First Known Use: 1867
Medical Dictionary

jigger

noun jig·ger \ˈjig-ər\

Medical Definition of JIGGER

:  chigger

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5 ENTRIES FOUND:
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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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