ligger

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *liggere, variant of Middle English *liȝere (lier), equivalent to lie +‎ -er, or lig +‎ -er. See ledger.

Noun[edit]

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger.
  2. A nether millstone.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. (slang) A freeloader or hanger-on, especially in the music industry.
    • Peaches Geldof may be a top showbiz ligger – but now she’s got a group of her own."Peaches gets own band", The Sun, 29 Aug 2006
    • The ligger caused a scene when he begged one reveller to find him some gear – and offered sexual favours in return."Wicked Whispers", The Mirror, 29 Jan 2005

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. A baited line attached to a float, for night fishing.

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ligger

  1. present tense of ligge

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ligger

  1. present tense of ligga.