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gig

play
noun \ˈgig\

Definition of gig

  1. 1 :  something that whirls or is whirled: such asa obsolete :  top, whirligigb :  a 3-digit selection in a numbers game

  2. 2 :  a person of odd or grotesque appearance

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

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

Origin and Etymology of gig

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


First Known Use: 1570


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged

;

gigging

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

1807

First Known Use of gig

1807


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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 and Etymology of gig

short for earlier fizgig, fishgig, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1722


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged

;

gigging

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

  3. 2a chiefly Western US :  spur, jabb :  goad, provoke

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

1803

First Known Use of gig

1803


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gig

noun

Definition of gig

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

Origin and Etymology of gig

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1926


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged

;

gigging

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

1937

First Known Use of gig

1937


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gig

noun

Definition of gig

  1. :  a military demerit

Origin and Etymology of gig

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1941


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gig

verb

Definition of gig

gigged

;

gigging

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

Circa 1941

First Known Use of gig

circa 1941


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gig

noun

Definition of gig

1987

First Known Use of gig

1987

Other Computer-Related Terms


GIG Defined for Kids

gig

play
noun \ˈgig\

Definition of gig for Students

  1. 1 :  a long light boat

  2. 2 :  a light carriage having two wheels and pulled by a horse



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