- a lively dance with leaping movements.；a piece of music for a jig, typically in compound time.
- dance a jig；move up and down with a quick jerky motion
verb: jig, 3rd person present: jigs, gerund or present participle: jigging, past tense: jigged, past participle: jigged
noun: jig, plural noun: jigs
- 1. a lively dance with leaping movements.
- ▪ a piece of music for a jig, typically in compound time.
- 2. a device that holds a piece of work and guides the tools operating on it.
- 3. a type of artificial bait that is jerked up and down through the water.
- 1. dance a jig he stood up and jigged in the cockpit
- ▪ move up and down with a quick jerky motion we were jigging about in our seats
- 2. equip (a factory or workshop) with a jig or jigs the floor space was jigged and tooled to produce six fuselages a month
- 3. fish with a jig a man jigged for squid