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jiggered

1. euphemism Damned. Used exclusively in the expression "I'll be jiggered." I'll be jiggered if I let some young upstart like you take control of my company! A: "You know, if you run your washing machine at night, you can save a lot of money on your electric bill." B: "Well, I'll be jiggered—I never knew that!"
2. slang Broken, ruined, or badly damaged. I think one of the boilers got jiggered during the earthquake. I spent the whole summer fixing up a jiggered old boat that I bought off my uncle.
3. slang Exhausted or worn out. Primarily heard in UK. We were all feeling pretty jiggered by the time we reached the summit. Phew. Clearing out all that rubbish has left me jiggered!
See also: jigger

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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