Definition of "jig" []

  • Any of various lively dances in triple time. (noun)
  • The music for such a dance. Also called gigue. (noun)
  • A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up. (noun)
  • A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom. (noun)
  • An apparatus for cleaning or separating crushed ore by agitation in water. (noun)
  • Any of several old rustic kicking and leaping dances (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually in six-eight time (noun)
  • A mechanical device designed to hold and locate a component during machining and to guide the cutting tool (noun)
  • Any of various spinning lures that wobble when drawn through the water (noun)
  • A device for separating ore or coal from waste material by agitation in water (noun)
  • A joke or prank (noun)
  • To dance (a jig) (verb)
  • To jerk or cause to jerk up and down rapidly (verb)
  • To fit or be fitted in a jig (verb)
  • To drill or cut (a workpiece) in a jig (verb)
  • To separate ore or coal from waste material using a jig (verb)
  • To produce or manufacture a jig (verb)
  • To play truant from school (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "jig" in a sentence
  • "Re-jig is short for rejigger which according to Merriam-Webster's means to alter or rearrange."
  • "While a jig is a jig is a jig, head designs also vary according to purpose."
  • "Plus you keep a better handle on where the jig is and you have a more direct line to the lure."