- a person who jigs
- a small cup or glass used to measure liquor, containing usually 1 fluid ounces
- the quantity of liquor in a jigger
- any device or contraption whose name does not occur to one; gadget
- jig ()
- any of several devices that operate with a jerky, reciprocating motion
- a device used in making ceramic ware that consists of a rotating molded plaster form that shapes clay into a number of identical plates, bowls, etc.
- a small tackle, as for hoisting
- the smaller, aftermost sail of a yawl or ketch
to adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate: to jigger the financial records
- See chigger.
- See chigoe.
Origin of jiggerProbably variant of chigger or perhaps of West African origin; akin to Ewe jìgá and Yoruba jígá, chigoe (sand flea).
- A person who jigs or operates a jig.
- a. A small measure for liquor, usually holding 1 1/2 ounces.b. This amount of liquor.
- A device, such as a drill, that operates with a jerking or jolting motion.
- Nautical a. A light all-purpose tackle.b. A small sail set in the stern of a yawl or similar boat.c. A boat having such a sail.d. A jigger mast.
- Informal An article or a device, the name of which eludes one.
- A double-ended vessel, generally of stainless steel or other metal, one end of which typically measures 1 1/2 fluid ounces, the other typically 1 fluid ounce.
- One who jigs; a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging.
- The sieve used in jigging ore.
- A measure of 1 1/2 fluid ounces of liquor.
- (pottery) A horizontal lathe used in producing flatware.
- (textiles) A device used in the dyeing of cloth.
- A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather.
- A sandflea, Tunga penetrans, of the order Siphonaptera.
- (golf, dated) A wooden or metal headed golf club used to play low flying shots to the putting green from short distances.
- (nautical) A light tackle, consisting of a double and single block and the fall, used for various purposes, as to increase the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it home; the watch tackle.
- (nautical) A jiggermast.
- A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
- A device used by fishermen to set their nets under the ice of frozen lakes. It consists of a plank of wood with an arm on it with a sharp metal tooth on the end of the arm. A rope is tied to the arm which, when pulled, propels the plank along the underside of the ice because the tooth catches the ice. Releasing the rope allows the tooth to sink away from the ice, and when the rope is tightened again, the tooth grabs the ice farther along, allowing the jigger to crawl along the underside of the ice.
- (dialect, Scouse, dated) An alleyway separating the backs of two rows of houses.
(third-person singular simple present jiggers, present participle jiggering, simple past and past participle jiggered)
- To alter or adjust, particularly in ways not originally intended.
- You'll have to jigger it from the original specifications to get it to work.
- (pottery) To use a jigger.