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Definition of Gig


  1. A fiddle.
  2. To engender.
  3. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
  4. To fish with a gig.
  5. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
  6. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
  7. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
  8. A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig.
  9. A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.

Gig Quotations

I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I'd ever have. I'd been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.
Arsenio Hall

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf

I've never really been a confident person, except from a musical standpoint. I had to push myself early on, but it got easier with each gig.
Ed Sheeran

After filming, I can't wait to shake off all that '50s primness. I'll go out to a gig and dance ridiculously. I love to lose myself in music. Just letting go - it's dead important.
Jessica Raine

Every acting gig isn't the same, every writing job isn't the same, every live performance isn't the same - the challenge is the level of difficulty or ease, and that may vary.
Ricky Jay
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Gig Translations

gig in Spanish is calesa
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