jigging

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

jigging

  1. Present participle of jig.

Noun[edit]

jigging (plural jiggings)

  1. The act of dancing a jig.
    • 1837, Memoirs of Mirabeau (in The Westminster Review, volume 26, page 436)
      There are to whom the gods, in their bounty, give glory: but far oftener it is given in wrath, as a curse and a poison; disturbing the whole inner health and industry of the man; leading onward through dizzy staggerings and tarantula jiggings []
  2. (mining) The act of using a jig; the act of separating ore with a jigger, or wire-bottomed sieve, which is moved up and down in water.