how to pronounce gig


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An example use of gig in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… iger has got the gig in london are you …”

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.

gig frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word gig occurs in english on average 13.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gig can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gig can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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