from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rogue; a vagabond; a sharper.
  • noun A musical instrument of the violin kind, having only two strings (of horsehair), and played like a violoncello, formerly used in Shetland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A sharper; a rogue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Shetland A kind of fiddle or violin played on the Shetland Islands.


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Origin uncertain, perhaps representing Old Norse gígja.


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  • A Shetland stringed instrument, but also an obsolete word meaning rogue.

    February 1, 2009

  • Stringed instrument? *yoink*

    February 2, 2009