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- liggar (Scotland)
Inherited from Middle English liggere; equivalent to lig + -er. Doublet of ledger.
Many senses (especially sense 5) are likely formed anew from lig rather than continuations of the preceding senses.
ligger (plural liggers)
- The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger.
- A simply supported plank over a stream used as a footbridge.
- A nether millstone.
- A coverlet for a bed.
- (slang) A freeloader or hanger-on, especially in the music or entertainment industry.
- 2006 August 29, “Peaches gets own band”, in The Sun:
- Peaches Geldof may be a top showbiz ligger – but now she’s got a group of her own.
- 2005 January 29, “Wicked Whispers”, in The Mirror:
- The ligger caused a scene when he begged one reveller to find him some gear – and offered sexual favours in return.
- 1984 September 1, “Killed by Death”, in BBC:
- I'm a lone wolf ligger, but I ain't no pretty boy. I'm a backbone shiver and I'm a bundle of joy
- A kelt (“thin, recently spawned salmon”).
- (fishing) A baited fishing line attached to a float, for night fishing, etc.
- Synonyms: ledger, ledger line
- (dialectal) One who lies in bed.
- (dialectal) A layer.
- Alternative form of liggere
- present tense of ligga.
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