jigged jigged

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. Then, as the band hit the groove, he jigged his broad shoulders in time to the whirling rhythm, and passed on.
  2. Harry Thaw, onetime maniac, hysterical with delight, jigged up and down at his table until Miss Guinan led him out on the floor to introduce him.
  3. A Negro band jigged past, stepping high handsome, swinging out martial music.

News

  • New Kids on the Block show they still have it

    "We're here to repay you for the first 25 years. Now let's do another 25!" exhorted Jordan Knight, a member of New Kids on the Block, the boy band that jigged and gyrated through the late '80s and early '90s to the screams of young women around the world.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  1. Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said: "We are really looking to the Super Series as the start of our preparations for the 2007 World Cup. We have re-jigged the one-day side to what we hope will provide a range of options to take on a formidable...
    on Sep 20, 2005 By: Trevor Hohns Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "This party jigged the rules," said NDPMP Charlie Angus, pointing at the Conservatives. "When they got caught, they tried to intimidate officials." "A search warrant in Canada is not something frivolous,Liberal Leader Stephane Dion...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Charlie Angus Source: National Post

  3. Skipper Adam Drury was ruled out - "sick all afternoon" said Grant - but he felt they coped well in his absence. "To be fair tonight we re-jigged it quickly and if we'd taken more care and done our job properly at the start of the second...
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Peter Grant Source: Norwich Evening News

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