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jigger

1. n. a drink of whiskey. (The standard term for a small container used for measuring the right amount of liquor for a drink.) How about another jigger of that shine?
2. n. a cigarette. You got a jigger I can bum?
3. n. a gadget. Toss me one of those copper jiggers there in the box.

jiggered

1. mod. damned. Well, I’ll be jiggered!
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also jigger.) Todd was more than just a little jiggered.
See also: jigger
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6 million rural Kenyan are infected with jiggers, mostly in Busia, Nyeri, Murang'a and Kwale counties.
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Jack started work underground aged 14 in 1929 and was known as Jigger from an early job operating the machinery that drilled into the coalface.
And I've still got the scar on my toe where the sand jigger bit me to remind me of those long days of walking.
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We had come to Cameroon to study the prevalence of the jigger flea, whose habit of burrowing into the skin of people's feet to find the blood that all fleas need in order to reproduce makes life miserable for many people there and, indeed, elsewhere in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Darren Day is okay as Billy, hunky Sam Kane is dandy as Jigger Craigin and the women are universally lovely, especially Sophie Caton (Julie), Gemma Wardle (Carrie Pipperidge) and Sylvia Griffin (Nettie Fowler).
The place of the "minority" - red, green, black, white, pink, wigger, jigger, nigger - in the imbroglio of the culture wars and the lingo of cultural studies is illuminated by Foucault's insistence that modern power emerges from, and operates within, "local conditions and particular needs" rather than the instrumental or "universal" rationalities of identifiable groups.
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Trainee solicitor Tom Fletcher makes a fine Billy Bigalow, the handsome but ill-mannered carousel barker who is lured into crime by the dangerous Jigger Craigin (Simon Docherty).