gig vs jig : Common Errors in English

About gig vs jig

“The jig is up” is an old slang expression meaning “the game isover—we’re caught.” A musician’s job is a gig.

gig Meaning(s)

  • (n) long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
  • (n) an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  • (n) a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
  • (n) tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
  • (n) small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
  • (n) a booking for musicians

jig Meaning(s)

  • (n) music in three-four time for dancing a jig
  • (n) a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water
  • (n) a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it
  • (n) any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
  • (v) dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

gig in News

  1. New Gig Harbor salon offers guaranteed satisfaction

    Thai Salon in Gig Harbor caters to its customers with quality service being a top priority.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Kitsap Sun

  2. Gig Harbor BoatShop offers new classes

    The Gig Harbor BoatShop will introduce educational and corporate team-building programs aboard the longboat “Porpoise” this summer.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Peninsula Gateway

  3. Gig Harbor Life community calendar for June 14 and beyond

    Gig Harbor Life community calendar of events listings for June 14 and beyond.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Kitsap Sun

jig in News

  1. North Central Minnesota Fishing Report - June 14th, 2013

    East - The walleye bite has been awesome and there are keeping-sized fish in the mix. Most are hitting minnows on the tops and edges of the mud flats during the day. A jig and minnow also is turning walleyes on the rocks in less than 12 feet during the evening hours.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Outdoor News

  2. Give credit to California voters

    A triumphant Gov. Brown and legislative leaders savor an on-time, balanced budget. But two ballot measures helped considerably. SACRAMENTO — The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Wing.A.Ma.Jig is June 15

    The first Wing.A.Ma.Jig is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 on the Harrisburg Town Square at Vine and Locust streets.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: The Southern Illinoisan

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