Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
[French, probably from jig.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Classical Music) a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
2. (Dancing) a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig
[C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a fast, closing dance movement of the classical suite.
[1675–85; < French, probably < E jig2]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.