The definition of a jig is an energetic folk dance, or a template used with a saw for woodworking.(noun)
The definition of a jig is a fishing bait with one or two hooks and a jerking motion that sinks to the bottom of the water.(noun)
An example of a jig is what someone fishing off the side of a pier would use as bait.
Jig means to dance quickly by moving up and down.(verb)
An example of jig is the movement of Irish folk dancers.
See jig in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < MFr giguer, to gambol, dance < gigue, a fiddle < MHG giga (akin to ON gigja) < OHG *gigan (> Ger dial. geigen), to move back and forth
See jig in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Probably shortening of jigaboo.
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