Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.
  • adj. Playful; frisky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.
  • adj. Playful; frisky.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to, resembling, or suitable to a jig.
  • Given to movements like those of a jig; frisky.

Etymologies

jig +β€Ž -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One visitor to a black tavern in the Five Points heard a hybrid music: β€œIn the Negro melodies you catch a strain of what has been metamorphosed from such Scotch or Irish tune, into somewhat of a chiming jiggish air.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

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