jig jig  /ˈdʒɪɡ/


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


  1. Along the way, he recorded and posted a short video of himself doing an elbow-intensive jig in Hanoi.
  2. And associate art director Janet Michaud worked her magic to fit the editorial jig-saw puzzle into a compelling visual package.
  3. I actually caught myself dancing a little jig.


  1. FWC votes 4-3 to pursue jig ban

    BY MARCY SHORTUSE - In a decision that will change the face of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 4-3 to pass a proposal to create new definitions for the term “snagging,” and decided to proceed with a draft ruling that would prohibit the use of bottom-weighted jigs as well.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Boca Beacon

  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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  1. "We can't borrow our way out of this. The jig is up," Bloomberg said in prepared remarks to be delivered Wednesday evening before the US Conference of Mayors, which is honoring his environmental efforts.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Washington Post

  2. Victorian farmer John Piccirillo said he "did a little jig" last night as rain began to fall on his property near Mildura in Victoria's northwest.
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "It's not often in this job that you punch the air and do a little jig and embrace the person next to you," said the UK prime minister.
    on Jul 6, 2005 By: Tony Blair Source: BBC News

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