M-W for balance.
*interesting use for UK (above)

Main Entry: 1jig·ger
Pronunciation: 'ji-g&r
Function: noun
Date: 1675
1 : one that jigs or operates a jig
2 : any of several sails
3 : JIG 3a
4 a (1) : a mechanical device usually with a jerky reciprocating motion (2) : a mold or a machine incorporating a revolving mold on which ceramic items (as plates) are formed b : GADGET, DOODAD
5 : a measure used in mixing drinks that usually holds 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 milliliters)

~~~~


3 entries found for jigger.
To select an entry, click on it.
jigger1,nounjigger2,nounjigger3,verb

Main Entry: 2jigger
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps from Wolof jiga insect
Date: 1781
: CHIGGER

~~~

Main Entry: 3jigger
Function: verb
Etymology: frequentative of 2jig
Date: 1867
intransitive senses : to jerk up and down
transitive senses : to alter or rearrange especially by manipulating <jigger an election district>
The bartenders in Vegas don't use a jigger-- they just push a button and hold out their hands for some help.
by Nco November 23, 2003
A jew who tries to act black.
Stan is a fuckin jigger.
by alex May 21, 2004
a jigger is actually a double sided cup / double sided shot glass used to measure and pour liquid when making drinks or other recipes.



from cocktail.com...

Shot or Jigger

1 shot equals 1 1/2 oz (ounces)
1 shot equals 4.5 CL (centiliters)
1 shot equals 45 ml (milliliters)
1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons)
The nigga used a jigger to measure 6 figgas for his corn bread.
by Johnny February 21, 2004
A jigger is a unit of measurment when dealing with alcohol. One jigger is 1 1/2 oz, the ammount of alcohol in most highballs as well as the size of a shot.
Bartender 1 picks up jigger to measure
Bartender 2: Amature, pros dont need jiggers.
by Fase March 14, 2005
A jewish person acting black.
Jigger: Man, im straight from da ghetto
White boy: Warsaw?
Jigger: Fuck you, you racist fuck!
White boy: jigger please!
by wablars June 11, 2006
Liverpool slang for an alleyway that runs behind a row of terraced houses.
If we cut down the jigger it'll take a minute to get there.
by BlueMeanie October 17, 2006
A black person who is so cheap they might as well be jewish, with an overwelmingly large nose.
Terrence is such a jigger with his big nose and penny picking up way of life.
by THENAZIBROS May 07, 2010
what the inmates call correctional officers..in oklahoma
inmate: "jigger out" thats what they yell when a CO walks in the pod to warm the other inmates
by Jomeeee June 13, 2008

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×