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jig·ger1 / ˈjigər/ • n. 1. a machine or vehicle with a part that rocks or moves back and forth, e.g., a jigsaw. 2. a person who dances a jig. 3. a small fore-and-aft sail set at the stern of a ship. ∎  a small tackle consisting of a double and single block or two single blocks with a rope. 4. a measure or small glass of spirits or wine. 5. dated Golf a metal golf club with a narrow face. 6. used to refer to a thing whose name one does not know or does not wish to mention: see them little jiggers? • v. [tr.] inf. rearrange or tamper with. PHRASES: well, I'll be (or I'm) jiggered used to express one's astonishment.jig·ger2 • n. variant spelling of chigger.

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jiggerblagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, saggar, shagger, stagger, swagger •alga, realgar, Trafalgar •anger, clangour (US clangor), Katanga, languor, manga, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga •sandbagger • carpetbagger • Erlanger •Aga, Braga, dagga, dargah, laager, lager, naga, Onondaga, raga, saga •beggar, eggar, Gregor, mega, Megger •Edgar • Helga • Heidegger •bootlegger •Jaeger, maigre, Meleager, Noriega, Ortega, rutabaga, Sagar •Antigua, beleaguer, bodega, eager, intriguer, leaguer, meagre (US meager), reneger, Riga, Seeger, Vega •chigger, configure, digger, figure, Frigga, jigger, ligger, rigger, rigor, rigour, snigger, swigger, transfigure, trigger, vigour (US vigor) •churinga, finger, linger, malinger •gravedigger • ladyfinger • forefinger •omega • vinegar • Honegger •outrigger • Minnesinger •Auriga, Eiger, liger, saiga, taiga, tiger

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jigger1 †dancer of a jig XVII; (naut.) small tackle; and in various names of mechanical contrivances similar to those called jig XVIII. f. prec. + -ER1.

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jigger2 XVIII. Later var. of CHIGOE.

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jigger Measuring cup used by bar staff for spirits, etc., when the bottles do not have a dispenser fitted.