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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Examples from the Web for 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|Ben Jacobs|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I can do just the plain little scallop; but I never could get these other jiggers!Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
Mul-tal-la, Spink, Jiggers and seven other warriors openly confessed the Christian religion.
The delight of Mul-tal-la and of Spink and Jiggers was hardly less than that of the boys.
"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.