- confounded; damned: I'm jiggered if I know what that sign means.
Origin of jiggered
- to interfere with.
- to manipulate or alter, especially in order to get something done illegally or unethically: to jigger company records to conceal a loss.
Origin of jigger3
Examples from the Web for jiggered
I'll be jiggered if the Zeppelin isn't going to have it out with them!The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
Discipline be jiggered—that might do mischief—if you drove it too hard.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Then he came slowly up, and ‘jiggered’ savagely at the line.Angling Sketches
Mr. Russell read on, and such exclamations as "Well, I'm jiggered!"Dialstone Lane, Complete
"I—well I'll be jiggered—" he added, feeling through his pockets.Alice in Blunderland
John Kendrick Bangs
- informal damned; blowedI'm jiggered if he'll get away with it
- (sometimes foll by up) Scot and Northern English dialect tired out
- a person or thing that jigs
- golf an iron, now obsolete, with a thin blade, used for hitting long shots from a bare lie
- any of a number of mechanical devices having a vibratory or jerking motion
- a light lifting tackle used on ships
- a small glass, esp for whisky, with a capacity of about one and a half ounces
- NZ a light hand- or power-propelled vehicle used on railway lines
- engineering a type of hydraulic lift in which a hydraulic ram operates the lift through a block and tackle which increases the length of the stroke
- Canadian a device used when setting a gill net beneath ice
- mining another word for jig (def. 5)
- nautical short for jiggermast
- billiards another word for bridge 1 (def. 10)
- US and Canadian informal a device or thing the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
- Liverpool dialect an alleyway
- other names for the chigoe (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for jiggered
"1.5-ounce shot glass," 1836, American English, in early use also of the drink itself, from jigger "illicit distillery" (1824), of unknown origin; or else perhaps from jigger, a 1756 alteration of chigger "tiny mite or flea." As a name for various appliances, the word is attested by 1825, from jig.