Origin of jiggers
- a 1½-oz. (45-ml) measure used in cocktail recipes.
- a small whiskey glass holding 1½ ounces (45 ml).
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verb (used with object)
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Related Words for jiggerscontraption, widget, business, apparatus, utensil, tool, object, appliance, doodad, thing, invention, contrivance, thingamajig, gimmick, concern, doohickey, gizmo, whatchamacallit, sip, shot
Examples from the Web for jiggers
Contemporary Examples of jiggers
After, the restorative effects of “two jiggers from an old bottle of Wild Turkey,” he began the next chapter of his life.10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography
April 28, 2012
Historical Examples of jiggers
"The Jiggers are peach, soft and creamy," said Snorky with a pensive look.Skippy Bedelle
Jiggers are used to jerk fish from the water where there is no bait.The Adventures of Billy Topsail
The men who do this work are called “jiggers” and they call the sieves “baby.”Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds
William La Varre
The only cars that ran out there were those little "jiggers."Jiglets
I can do just the plain little scallop; but I never could get these other jiggers!Hope Mills
Amanda M. Douglas
"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.