- a 1½-oz. (45-ml) measure used in cocktail recipes.
- a small whiskey glass holding 1½ ounces (45 ml).
Origin of jigger1
Origin of jigger2
verb (used with object)
Origin of jigger3
Related Words for jiggercontraption, widget, business, apparatus, utensil, tool, object, appliance, doodad, thing, invention, contrivance, thingamajig, gimmick, concern, doohickey, gizmo, whatchamacallit, sip, shot
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Contemporary Examples of jigger
Serve it as is from the pot for kids; add a jigger of rum, brandy, or Calvados for the grownups.The Perfect Holiday Cocktail
December 15, 2009
I mean, if I was trying to jigger into—well, I guess this is my house now, so [ laughter] it probably wouldn't happen.Obama's Insecure Slip
July 27, 2009
“I mean, if I was trying to jigger into—well, I guess this is my house now, so it probably wouldn't happen,” he explained.Obama's New Enemies
July 23, 2009
Historical Examples of jigger
The jigger had been made and bent, and a suitable mast was stepped by means of the roof.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
While examining her with our glasses, a sail was set on her jigger mast.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844
William C. Hunter
Jigger, a secret still for the manufacture of illicit spirits.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
It had a close resemblance to the jigger of yawl-rigged yachts.
Overhaul a buntline a little, bend the jigger to it, and trice up on deck.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
"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.