Gig - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word gig
Brit.  |ɡɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word gig


- long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
- an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish (syn: fishgig, fizgig, lance, spear)
- a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
- tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
- small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
- a booking for musicians


Five years later he landed his first writing gig on law-enforcement series.

The band are doing a gig in Sheffield on Nov 12.

The gig took in eight bands.

they played a gig in New Jersey

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gig
he/she/it: gigs
present participle: gigging
past tense: gigged
past participle: gigged
singular: gig
plural: gigs
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