- a 1½-oz. (45-ml) measure used in cocktail recipes.
- a small whiskey glass holding 1½ ounces (45 ml).
Definition for jigger (2 of 3)
Origin of jigger2
Definition for jigger (3 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for jigger
Serve it as is from the pot for kids; add a jigger of rum, brandy, or Calvados for the grownups.
I mean, if I was trying to jigger into—well, I guess this is my house now, so [ laughter] it probably wouldn't happen.
“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.
There was one jigger who seemed to have learned to do nothing but boil.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan|W. B. Laughead
The moveable adjuncts to the table are cues, balls, butt, and a rest or jigger.
This has also what looks like a mizzen, but it is fixed on to the rudder and is known as a "jigger."
And these are the kind of fellows, too, who jigger our ridin' on this railroad.Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
It was in respect to the jigger that the craft differed from a sloop-rigged yacht or boat.Fishing With The Fly|Charles F. Orvis and Others
British Dictionary definitions for jigger (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for jigger (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for jigger
"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.