(noun, verb)


1. music in three-four time for dancing a jig

Similar word(s): gigue

Definition categories: communication

2. a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

Definition categories: man–made

3. a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it

Definition categories: man–made, device

4. any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

Definition categories: act

Sentences with jig as a noun:

- they danced a jig

- Cutting circles out of pinewood is best done with a compass-style jig.


1. dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

Definition categories: motion, dance

Sentences with jig as a verb:

- The guests were jigging around on the dancefloor