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Definition of Jig


  1. A light, brisk musical movement.
  2. A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.
  3. A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.
  4. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.
  5. A small machine or handy tool
  6. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having hard steel surfaces to guide a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing.
  7. An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore.
  8. To sing to the tune of a jig.
  9. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
  10. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.
  11. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
  12. To dance a jig; to skip about.
  13. To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

Jig Quotations

I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony.
Anne Lamott

When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That's about all you can do.
Leonard Cohen

Pink Floyd are one of a handful of bands I've listened to a lot and whose concerts I've been to. I love the experience. I don't dance; I just jig up and down like everybody else.
Tom Stoppard

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
Matt Groening

I'm the kind of person you want to kill. I had an incredibly happy childhood. I married a terrific guy when I was 23. I have great, well-adjusted kids. Sometimes my husband and I look at each other and do a little jig in the kitchen. This is the best life.
Jodi Picoult
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Jig Translations

jig in German is Montagegestell
jig in Norwegian is gigg, pilk
jig in Spanish is giga
jig in Swedish is jigg
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