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meanings of gig


  1. Clipped form of gigabyte.
  2. A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.
  3. An open boat used to transport the captain of a ship, the captain's gig.
  4. A performing engagement by a musical group; or, generally, any job or role, especially for a musician or performer.
  5. A six-oared sea rowing boat commonly found in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  6. A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
  7. Any unit having the SI prefix giga-.
  8. Any job; especially one that is temporary; or alternately, one that is very desirable.
  9. A forked spear for catching fish, frogs, or other small animals.
  10. A demerit received for some infraction of military dress or deportment codes.


  1. To fish or catch with a gig, or fish spear.
  2. To engender.
  3. To make fun of; to make a joke at someone's expense, often condescending.
  4. To impose a demerit for an infraction of a dress or deportment code.
  5. To engage in musical performances.

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