gig
Pronunciation Noun

gig (plural gigs)

  1. (informal, music) A performing engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role, especially for a musician or performer.
    I caught one of the Rolling Stones' first gigs in Richmond.
    Hey, when are we gonna get that hotel gig again?
  2. (informal, by extension) Any job; especially one that is temporary; or alternately, one that is very desirable.
    I had this gig as a file clerk but it wasn't my style so I left.
    Hey, that guy's got a great gig over at the bike shop. He hardly works all day
  3. A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals.
  4. (historical) A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
    • 1868, The Family Herald
      Years ago the cravers for sensation were delighted with the real gig and horse with the aid of which Mr. Thurtell murdered Mr. Weare.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, page 77:
      the room grew stifling warm and vapor clung to the windowpanes, blurring the throng of people still milling outside the courthouse, a row of tethered gigs and buggies, distant pine trees in a scrawny, ragged grove.
  5. (South England, watercraft) A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  6. (watercraft) An open boat used to transport the captain of a ship, the captain's gig.
    • 1979, Stan Rogers, The Flowers of Bermuda:
      The captain's gig still lies before ye whole and sound, / It shall carry all o' we.
  7. (US, military) A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes.
    I received gigs for having buttons undone.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: arpione
  • Russian: остро́га
Translations
  • Italian: calesse
  • Russian: двуко́лка
Verb

gig (gigs, present participle gigging; past and past participle gigged)

  1. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.
  2. To engage in musical performances.
    The Stones were gigging around Richmond at the time
  3. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending.
    His older cousin was just gigging him about being in love with that girl from school.
  4. (US, military) To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code.
    His sergeant gigged him for an unmade bunk.
Noun

gig (plural gig)

  1. (colloquial, computing) Clipped form of gigabyte.
    This picture is almost a gig; don't you wanna resize it?
    My new computer has over 500 gigs of hard drive space.
  2. (slang) Any unit having the SI prefix giga-
Translations
  • Italian: giga
  • Portuguese: giga
Noun

gig (plural gigs)

  1. (obsolete) A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
Synonyms Verb

gig (gigs, present participle gigging; past and past participle gigged)

  1. To engender.



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