Adjective "jigging" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A lively dance with leaping movements.
  1. 'Stars performed a jig before my eyes and I felt the world sway beneath my feet.'
  2. 'Youngsters chose the occasion to present their abilities at a jig to the tunes of popular film numbers and they did it with elan.'
  3. 'The actors not only walked the ramp but also broke into a spontaneous jig to the catchy tunes of Rang De Basanti.'
  4. 'They sang, danced little jigs, played puppets with the fish, anything to get Jude to smile.'
  5. 'It has a chicken inside and you drop a peso and music starts playing and the chicken does a funny little jig and then it's over.'
  6. 'They twitched, swayed and finally did a lively little jig - but there was no bird in sight.'
  7. 'He hopped out the side door and did a short piece of a jig.'
  8. 'No wonder her boss danced a little jig and then rang to thank Larry.'
  9. 'He could barely contain his glee and seemed about to break into a jig at any moment.'
  10. 'Her new album contains a colossal 18 tracks, some of them traditional songs, some instrumental traditional airs, reels, jigs and waltzes.'
  11. 'As an original finale, they combined an Irish jig with ska which was infectiously received.'
  12. 'We'll do Nessun Dorma too, we can handle that with no bother, and David will do a few jigs and reels to break up the singing.'
  13. 'Ged's inventive guitar licks provide ideal underpinning for Andy's intricate songs and the group's blistering sets of reels and jigs.'
  14. 'For example, the first tune, O'Mahony's jig, was on that long-ago album loaned him by Con Herbert.'
  15. 'And in his jig was everything that every style of music could offer.'
  16. 'The off-key singing of the congregations at Church and the reels and jigs of the Connecticut fiddle players enchanted him.'
  17. 'Before the 1890s, the United States had no music this catchy: all the popular tunes Abraham Lincoln knew consisted of marches, jigs, and waltzes.'
  18. 'Later in Europe bones provided the rhythm to jigs and reels normally played on violin.'
  19. 'Ireland has a rich folk music tradition, and ancient jigs and reels can be heard at local festivals and during informal performances at neighborhood pubs.'
A device that holds a piece of work and guides the tool operating on it.
  1. 'We have bent a number of bows using a steam box and a jig with a block and tackle and pulleys to bend them around a form.'
  2. 'However, in 2005 the plan calls for production of entirely new-build Vipers for which the company will have to build jigs and tools.'
  3. 'The Miltech shop is a jumble of jigs, tools and fixtures, each dedicated to a specific task, such as an original M1 barrel vise.'
  4. 'Drill dowel holes according to the plans, using a dowel jig or a horizontal boring machine.'
  5. 'Individual pieces will be hand placed on the jigs for automated welding.'
  6. 'In the past, heavy, complicated jigs clamped panels and essentially surrounded the vehicle frame as it was welded together.'
  7. 'Insert one or more boards into a jig that guides your saw.'
  8. 'The equipment, worth around R30000, includes two table saws, two belt sanders, a jig saw and a lathe.'
  9. 'No longer do you need an array of tools such as a drill, a mortising jig for hinges, strikes, and bolt plate.'
  10. 'Welding costs, for instance, were cut in half by adopting ‘flexible’ welding jigs and general-use pallets.'
A type of artificial bait that is jerked up and down through the water.
  1. 'The Swedes themselves are very keen on using jigs for their pike fishing.'
  2. 'But when the current rolls and the fish are hungry, they'll slam jigs and sometimes detonate on topwater plugs.'


Dance a jig.
  1. 'Adie continued to jig about on the grass in a way I was beginning to wish she wouldn't.'
  2. 'Mozart shook his head with impatience and started to jig and dance about in the road.'
  3. 'I rested my hand on his shoulder lightly, and we danced - or jigged - to the music.'
  4. 'His mother, a sandwich maker, has told how he would be forever jigging and dancing around the house as a child.'
  5. 'But what struck me was that the fiddle player was being accompanied by a bass player in another region of Canada, and students were jigging.'
  6. 'Damien followed suit and jigged around her in a circle, his eyes locked with hers.'
  7. 'Catching her in his arms, he swept her into a bear hug and jigged around a little, humming ‘Here Comes the Bride’ as he did so.'
  8. 'Horan, who jigged in Wimbledon earlier this month, plans to dance another jig outside the Vatican Embassy in the coming weeks.'
  9. 'The Nigerian danced and jigged and very nearly scored.'
  10. 'She pointed at the jolly dancing figure, who jigged halfway up the stairs.'
  11. 'Finch looked up, his heart jigging with relief and surprise.'
  12. 'A long handle beats you to death during the vertical jigging motion for the plastic, or the zigzag for the topwater.'
  13. 'The movement required to tramp the rice and free the chaff is called jigging.'
  14. 'If the horse is jigging, take a deep breath, and let it out slowly.'
  15. 'Ousel turned the helm to the right, and Misery jigged in dispute, much like a strong-willed colt will prance upon the pressure of a bit.'
Equip (a factory or workshop) with a jig or jigs.
  1. 'My personal preference time and time again on my jigging system remains to be Trilene XL.'
Fish with a jig.
  1. 'I simply jigged the buzzer slowly up and down in the dark but clear peaty water and the fish would follow it occasionally darting at, but not taking the fly.'
  2. 'Lescarbot also observed Mikmaq spearing salmon, sturgeon and dolphins and jigging for cod.'

More definitions

1. Machinery. a plate, box, or open frame for holding work and for guiding a machine tool to the work, used especially for locating and spacing drilled holes; fixture.

2. Angling. any of several devices or lures, especially a hook or gang of hooks weighted with metal and dressed with hair, feathers, etc., for jerking up and down in or drawing through the water to attract fish.

3. Mining. an apparatus for washing coal or separating ore from gangue by shaking and washing.

4. a cloth-dyein

More examples(as adjective)

"contests can be jigging."


(jig)Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.


in jig time
the jig is up