Meaning of JIG in English

n. & v.


1. a a lively dance with leaping movements. b the music for this, usu. in triple time.

2 a device that holds a piece of work and guides the tools operating on it.

--v. (jigged, jigging)

1. intr. dance a jig.

2 tr. & intr. move quickly and jerkily up and down.

3 tr. work on or equip with a jig or jigs.

Phrases and idioms:

jig about fidget.

Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.