jiggered

jiggered

[jig-erd]
adjective Informal.
confounded; damned: I'm jiggered if I know what that sign means.

Origin:
1830–40; perhaps jigger3 + -ed2

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jigger

3 [jig-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to interfere with.
2.
to manipulate or alter, especially in order to get something done illegally or unethically: to jigger company records to conceal a loss.

Origin:
1865–70; jig2 (in verbal sense) + -er6

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jigger1 (ˈdʒɪɡə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that jigs
2.  golf an iron, now obsolete, with a thin blade, used for hitting long shots from a bare lie
3.  any of a number of mechanical devices having a vibratory or jerking motion
4.  a light lifting tackle used on ships
5.  a small glass, esp for whisky, with a capacity of about one and a half ounces
6.  (NZ) a light hand- or power-propelled vehicle used on railway lines
7.  engineering a type of hydraulic lift in which a hydraulic ram operates the lift through a block and tackle which increases the length of the stroke
8.  (Canadian) a device used when setting a gill net beneath ice
9.  mining another word for jig
10.  nautical short for jiggermast
11.  billiards another word for bridge
12.  informal (US), (Canadian) a device or thing the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
13.  dialect (Liverpool) an alleyway

jigger or jigger flea2 (ˈdʒɪɡə)
 
n
other names for the chigoe
 
jigger flea or jigger flea2
 
n

jiggered (ˈdʒɪɡəd)
 
adj
1.  informal damned; blowed: I'm jiggered if he'll get away with it
2.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) (sometimes foll by up) tired out
 
[C19: probably euphemism for buggered; see bugger]

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Word Origin & History

jigger
"1.5-ounce shot glass," 1836, from jigger, a 1756 alteration of chigger "tiny mite or flea" (q.v.). As a name for various appliances, it is attested from 1825, from jig (q.v.).
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jigger jig·ger2 (jĭg'ər)
n.

  1. See chigger.

  2. See chigoe.

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jigger definition


  1. n.
    a drink of whiskey. (The standard term for a small container used for measuring the right amount of liquor for a drink.) : How about another jigger of that shine?
  2. n.
    a cigarette. : You got a jigger I can bum?
  3. n.
    a gadget. : Toss me one of those copper jiggers there in the box.
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jiggered definition


  1. mod.
    damned. : Well, I'll be jiggered!
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. (See also jigger.) : Todd was more than just a little jiggered.
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