jiggy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jig +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪɡi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪɡi

Adjective[edit]

jiggy (comparative more jiggy, superlative most jiggy)

  1. Resembling or suggesting a jig.
    • [1916], 2004, Annie Hamilton Donnell, Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings [1]
      “He likes jiggy tunes best—please sing him jiggy tunes.”
    • [1965] 1997, Alan Lomax, Jean Ritchie, Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians [2]
      We have always known this “little foolish thing”—Dad’s description of “The Swapping Song.” Very often it is used for baby-bouncing, because of its jiggy rhythm.
  2. (slang) Crazy.
    He's gone completely jiggy.
  3. (slang) Jittery, fidgety, restless, excited.
    • 1989. Radford & Crowley, Drug Agent:
      If I was too jiggy to hold the syringe, he'd shoot me up.
  4. (slang) Extravagant, wonderful, excellent, enjoyable, exciting, stylish, cool, successful.
    • Get yourself some jiggy gear.
  5. (slang) Having fun, enjoying oneself totally; losing one's inhibitions, especially when dancing or performing to music.
    • 1997-1998. Will Smith, Get Jiggy With It. (song)
      Just can't sit
      Gotta get jiggy wit it
    • 1998. L.A. Times:
      Latin groovers get jiggy at the mercury-hot Conga Room on Wilshire Boulevard.
    • 1998. People Magazine:
      When Ally McBeal's writers decided to have ...Calista Flockhart get jiggy with an imaginary dancing baby...

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