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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jig,
 
from gigue. A short piece of music much in vogue in olden times, of a very lively character, either six-eight or twelve-eight time, and used for dance-tunes. It consists of two parts, each of eight bars. Also a comic song.   1
        “You jig, you amble, and you lisp.”—Shakespeare: Hamlet, iii. 1.
 


 Jiffy.Jilt (To). 

 
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