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Definition of "jigger" []

  • A person who jigs or operates a jig. (noun)
  • A small measure for liquor, usually holding 1 1/2 ounces. (noun)
  • This amount of liquor. (noun)
  • A device, such as a drill, that operates with a jerking or jolting motion. (noun)
  • Nautical A light all-purpose tackle. (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 "jigger" in a sentence
  • "But, to suggest that making drinks using a jigger is the only way, and that it is more precise, is a completely false notion."
  • "To suggest that making drinks using a jigger is the only way, and that it is more precise, is a completely false notion."
  • "I understand how one can derive that measuring with a jigger is more precise, and perhaps more profitable for beverage operations."
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