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  1. (esp in the entertainment industry and the media) a function at which free entertainment and refreshments are available
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verb ligs, ligging or ligged
  1. (intr) to attend such a function in order to take advantage of free entertainment and refreshments; freeload
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Derived Formsligger, nounligging, noun

Word Origin for lig

C20: origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of lig

  • On the afternoon of 5th December the left centre breaks, and crowds of discomfited men stream northward down the Lig valley.

    The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)

    James Edward Parrott

  • Lignum, lig′num, n. wood as contrasted with soft tissues or with bark.

  • In the first place, we never used to like in the sense of to lie, the nearest approach to it is to lig.

  • Nay, mother, aw've nooan sell'd up, but aw'm ommost done up: get that bed ready an' let me lig me daan a bit.

    Yorksher Puddin'

    John Hartley

  • Lig' a ment, a strong band or cord binding two structures together.