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The Stig is the mysterious "tame racing driver" of the popular BBC car show Top Gear. His name derives from the 1984 World Rally Champion, Stig Blomqvist. All shots of him show the same racing overalls (black in the first 2 series, white from series 3 and onward) and a helmet (of matching colour), but never reveal his identity.

The Stig's job on the show is to drive various cars around the Top Gear test track. The times he sets with those cars are kept on a scoreboard that keeps track of the fastest cars they have tested. The easy listening, prog rock and baroque music the Stig supposedly listens to in the car is a perennial source of amusement to the presenters. Although he never speaks, The Stig is credited as a presenter on the show.
"Some say he appears on high-value stamps in Sweden, and that he is wanted by the CIA. All we know is, he's called The Stig" - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenter
by Hampster December 15, 2005
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Top Gear's "Tame racing driver"

Stig never speaks and is covered in a white fireproof nomex driving suit and a black visored helmet.

Also known as "The Stig" or more recently "Cuddles"

His job is basically to drive fast ... very fast.

Is introduced by the Top Gear presenters with amusing "facts" usually starting with "Some say..."
Some say he has webbed feet, and his helmet can intercept radio waves .... All we know is - he's called "The Stig"
by RayzorSharp October 19, 2007
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A strange thing with both charateristic of machine and creature. Born in outer space, his blood is acid. He was raised by wolves and has hydrolic legs. Something went wrong in his early developement and thus his genitals are upside down.
that's thing is strange. it's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's not even the stig!
by none or nil August 19, 2007
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A mysterious creature that resides on the set of Top Gear, who races cars for shelter and food. Jeremy Clark intoduces him to the audeince, with small details such as the example below.
"Some say that he has a scrotum made of carbon fiber, and that when he watches reality TV, he melts into a puddle of disgust and contempt. All we know is, he's called the Stig," sais Jeremy Clarkson
by Gemmac January 31, 2010
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A badass driver whose sole purpose is to test cars. The Stig wears a red g-strap and suspenders under his suit and releases pop songs under the name of Lady GaGa
Jeremy: Some say that he has recently been releasing pop records under the psuedo name of Lady Gaga, and that under his race suit he also wears a red G-String and suspenders. All we know is that he's called The Stig
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Stig is another word for a disposable vape. Like a puff bar or cuvie
Anyone got stigs 81 ways ? Lmk
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to drive like a crazy bastard in order to get somewhere quicker if you're late.... or to get away from the rozzers...
I saw the cops in my mirror so I stigged it out of there
by tgfan111 July 9, 2009
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