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

Main Entry: 1jigĀ·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)

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jigger1,nounjigger2,nounjigger3,verb

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

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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

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A jew who tries to act black.
Stan is a fuckin jigger.
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a jigger is actually a double sided cup / double sided shot glass used to measure and pour liquid when making drinks or other recipes.



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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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Slang term for a modern day theodolite, total station as used by land surveyors. It stands mounted on top of a tripod.
The Surveyor's Assistant stands behind the jigger.
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