Associations to the word «Gig»


GIG, noun. (informal) (music) A performing engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role, especially for a musician or performer.
GIG, noun. (informal) (by extension) Any job; especially one that is temporary; or alternately, one that is very desirable.
GIG, noun. (now) (historical) A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
GIG, noun. (archaic) A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals.
GIG, noun. (South England) A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
GIG, noun. (US) (military) A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes.
GIG, verb. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.
GIG, verb. To engage in musical performances.
GIG, verb. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending.
GIG, verb. (US) (military) To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code.
GIG, noun. (colloquial) (computing) A gigabyte.
GIG, noun. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
GIG, verb. To engender.
GIG BAG, noun. A padded bag for the storage and transport of musical instruments, especially guitars.
GIG BAGS, noun. Plural of gig bag

Dictionary definition

GIG, noun. Long and light rowing boat; especially for racing.
GIG, noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
GIG, noun. A cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting.
GIG, noun. Tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain.
GIG, noun. Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood.
GIG, noun. A booking for musicians; "they played a gig in New Jersey".

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway