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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)

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.

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."