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gig

noun \ ˈgig \

Definition of gig

1 : something that whirls or is whirled: such 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 and Etymology of gig

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


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
: to travel in a gig

First Known Use of gig

1807

in the meaning defined above

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gig

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 and Etymology of gig

short for earlier fizgig, fishgig, of unknown origin


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
1 : to spear with a gig
2 a chiefly Western US : spur, jab
b : goad, provoke
: to fish with a gig

First Known Use of gig

1803

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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gig

noun

Definition of gig

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

Origin and Etymology of gig

origin unknown


6

gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
: to work as a musician
  • gigged with various bands
  • Downbeat

First Known Use of gig

1937

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gig

noun

Definition of gig

: a military demerit

Origin and Etymology of gig

origin unknown


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
: to give a military gig to

First Known Use of gig

circa 1941

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gig

noun

Definition of gig

First Known Use of gig

1987

in the meaning defined above

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GIG Defined for Kids

gig

noun \ ˈgig \

Definition of gig for Students

1 : a long light boat
2 : a light carriage having two wheels and pulled by a horse


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