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jigger

1
[ jig-er ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ər /
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noun
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Origin of jigger

1
First recorded in 1665–75; of unknown origin; perhaps from jig1 or jig2 + -er1

Other definitions for jigger (2 of 3)

jigger2
[ jig-er ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ər /

noun
Also called jigger flea . chigoe.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. chigger.

Origin of jigger

2
First recorded in 1750–60; variant of chigger

Other definitions for jigger (3 of 3)

jigger3
[ jig-er ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ər /

verb (used with object)
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 jigger

3
First recorded in 1865–70; jig2 + -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for jigger (1 of 2)

jigger1
/ (ˈdʒɪɡə) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for jigger (2 of 2)

jigger2

jigger flea

/ (ˈdʒɪɡə) /

noun
other names for the chigoe (def. 1)
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Medical definitions for jigger

jigger
[ jĭgər ]

n.
chigger
chigoe
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