re·​jig·​ger (ˌ)rē-ˈji-gər How to pronounce rejigger (audio)
rejiggered; rejiggering; rejiggers

Examples of rejigger in a Sentence

The TV network is rejiggering its schedule.
Recent Examples on the Web Retail sales data led some traders to rejigger their forecasts for interest-rate cuts next year. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2023 The twin labor actions, which haven’t occurred simultaneously in more than 40 years, have forced big media companies to rejigger their fall TV schedules and postpone new film releases. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 5 Aug. 2023 In one email, a media liaison from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action offered to rejigger a statement from the then-president of the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association, Tony Mace, into a piece for a newspaper. Rob Kuznia, CNN, 10 July 2023 However, this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Stanford University researchers attempt to rejigger the numbers to reflect not just where the emissions are produced, but who is responsible for them—who's buying and consuming the products that cause those emissions. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2010 Green has given us something designed not to New-Age soothe so much as neurally stimulate, an exercise that rejiggers the notion of passive listening into active appreciation and attention. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2023 Excavations unearthed ancient ruins—the Romans also saw the strategic value of these islands—and so forced the architects to rejigger their vision; another room now incorporates the big bricks into one of its walls. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2023 Consider the best ways to rejigger your contributions A lot of investors set up automatic withdrawals from their paycheck to their 401(k), or from their checking account to savings, brokerage, or Roth IRA accounts. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2023 Avoid the temptation to rejigger old passwords. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


re- + jigger entry 2

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rejigger was in 1899

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“Rejigger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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