jiggers

[ jig-erz ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ərz /
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interjection Slang.

watch out: Jiggers! the cops are coming!

Origin of jiggers

perhaps jigger, as in jiggered + -s3

Definition for jiggers (2 of 4)

jigger

1
[ jig-er ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ər /

noun


Origin of jigger

1
First recorded in 1665–75; jig1 + -er1

Definition for jiggers (3 of 4)

jigger

2
[ 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

Definition for jiggers (4 of 4)

jigger

3
[ 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
1865–70; jig2 (in verbal sense) + -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for jiggers (1 of 2)

jigger

1
/ (ˈdʒɪɡə) /

noun


British Dictionary definitions for jiggers (2 of 2)

jigger

2

jigger flea

/ (ˈdʒɪɡə) /

noun

other names for the chigoe (def. 1)

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Medicine definitions for jiggers

jigger

[ jĭgər ]

n.

chigger
chigoe

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