1

gig

play
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


2

gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
intransitive verb
:to travel in a gig

First Known Use of gig

1807


3

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


4

gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
transitive verb
1 :to spear with a gig
2 a chiefly Western US :spur, jab
intransitive verb
:to fish with a gig

First Known Use of gig

1803


5

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
intransitive verb
:to work as a musician
  • gigged with various bands
  • Downbeat

First Known Use of gig

1937


7

gig

noun

Definition of gig

:a military demerit

Origin and Etymology of gig

origin unknown


8

gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged; gigging
transitive verb
:to give a military gig to

First Known Use of gig

circa 1941


9

gig

noun

Definition of gig

First Known Use of gig

1987

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GIG Defined for Kids

gig

play
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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