It was really nice because all the real wrestlers in the dressing room gave me a standing ovation for gigging.
They'd just spent two years gigging around Los Angeles to minimal effect.
He told me the day he met me, he says, “Do you know what gigging is?”
It was on our way in return, when "gigging back," as the raftsmen term it, that I first caught a glimpse of success.
"light carriage, small boat," 1790, perhaps, on notion of bouncing, from Middle English ghyg "spinning top" (in whyrlegyg, mid-15c.), also "giddy girl" (early 13c., also giglet), from Old Norse geiga "turn sideways," or Danish gig "spinning top."
"job," first used by jazz musicians, attested from 1915 but said to have been in use c.1905; of uncertain origin. As a verb, by 1939. Related: Gigged; gigging.
: their glam-rock band, Nancy Boy, which has already gigged on both coasts/ I forget whether we're gigging in Basin Street or Buenos Aires
[origin unknown; musicians' senses are extensions of earlier meanings, ''spree, dance, party,'' found by 1777]
An old car
[1950+; fr gig, ''one-horse carriage'']