Jig - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word jig
Brit.  |dʒɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word jig

noun

- music in three-four time for dancing a jig
- a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water
- a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it
- any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

verb

- dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

Examples

We jigged to the fiddle music.

...the mother could tell that her little boy had to use the bathroom because he was jigging...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: jig
he/she/it: jigs
present participle: jigging
past tense: jigged
past participle: jigged
noun
singular: jig
plural: jigs
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