jiggered


jiggered
adjective /ˈdʒɪɡəd,ˈdʒɪɡɚd/
a) Very tired.

"Well then," said he, "Im jiggered if I dont see you home!" - Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

b) Broken.

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  • jiggered — 1. mod. damned. □ Get that jiggered cat out of here! □ Well, I’ll be jiggered! 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also jigger.) □ Todd was more than just a little jiggered. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jiggered — /ˈdʒɪgəd/ (say jiguhd) verb 1. past participle of jigger3. –adjective Colloquial 2. (a word used as a vague substitute for a taboo word): I m jiggered if I know; the machine is jiggered. 3. Also, jiggered up. a. exhausted; tired. b. broken;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jiggered — adj a. British exhausted b. nonplussed, astonished. The usual form of words employed is I ll be jiggered! as an exclamation of surprise on the pattern of I ll be blowed! or I ll be damned! . Jiggered in both the above senses proba bly originated… …   Contemporary slang

  • jiggered, be —  Be astonished. (Usu. excl. of surprise.)    ♣ Well I m jiggered.    ♣ I ll be jiggered …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • jiggered — /jig euhrd/, adj. Informal. confounded; damned: I m jiggered if I know what that sign means. [1830 40; perh. JIGGER3 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • jiggered — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Anything from exhausted to being confounded Ah m that jiggered ah could nae get a stonner if a Senga wi big diddies wis tae gie me a gammy …   English dialects glossary

  • jiggered — adjective Brit. informal damaged, broken, or exhausted. Phrases I ll be jiggered expressing astonishment. Origin C19: from jigger1; prob. euphemism for buggered …   English new terms dictionary

  • jiggered — adjective (not before noun) BrE old fashioned I ll be jiggered used when you are very surprised …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jiggered — Adj. 1. Confounded. Heard in the rather archaic exclamation, I ll be jiggered! Informal 2. Worn out, exhausted …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • jiggered — adj. colloq. (as a mild oath) confounded (I ll be jiggered). Etymology: euphem …   Useful english dictionary


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