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rejigger

[ree-jig-er] /riˈdʒɪg ər/
verb (used with object), Informal.
1.
to change or rearrange in a new or different way, especially by the use of techniques not always considered ethical.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; re- + jigger1
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rejigger

verb

To alter or readjust; tinker with: sought to raise output this year by rejiggering its agricultural policies

[first form 1940s+, second 1960+; fr mid-1800s jigger, ''shake or jerk rapidly,'' related to jig as a rapid movement, dance, etc, hence ''rearrange or readjust by shaking,'' semantically similar to shake up]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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