Definition of jiggy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌjiɡē/ /ˌdʒɪɡi/

adjectivejiggier, jiggiest

informal US
  • 1Uninhibited, especially in a sexual manner.

    • ‘the script required her to get jiggy with Leonardo’
    • ‘Then, he squeezed my hand and asked me to get jiggy with him.’
    • ‘Twelve-and-unders clap maniacally, then get jiggy with Nelly.’
    • ‘The club also features a small dance floor for those who want to get jiggy with it; but be wary, everyone will be watching you!’
    • ‘If I can get my immigrant porker to get jiggy with the neighbour's Staffy, then I will have succeeded in my goal.’
    • ‘Maybe they thought it was time to get jiggy with it.’
    • ‘Creasy doesn't get jiggy with the baddies until about an hour or so in.’
    • ‘Strap the silicone butterfly in place, plug it into your favourite music player and get jiggy with the musical beat.’
    • ‘I probably have gotten jiggy with it, but didn't know it at the time.’
    • ‘It's getting jiggy in the online music marketplace again, after a relatively quiet year of repositioning and research.’
    • ‘On the Ellen Degeneres show, actor Brendan Fraser gets a little jiggy with it and is finally bowled over by Ellen's mystery word of the day.’
    • ‘Time to move the coffee table aside and get jiggy!’
    • ‘The beats are a lot more jiggy, but not in a cheesy way.’
    • ‘Poor old Joe confesses to Sky that he got jiggy with Janelle at her 18th.’
    • ‘From here the show gained momentum and so did the crowd that got jiggy.’
    • ‘You can be having a quiet drink somewhere and, out of the blue they're clustered around you - belled up and all jiggy.’
    • ‘I do a little shopping, a little cooking, a little awling, a bunch of parties, and maybe, if I get real jiggy, a ‘Messiah’ sing.’
    • ‘Even a dance-challenged Canadian reporter couldn't help but get a little jiggy with it during a recent visit.’
  • 2Trembling or nervous, especially as the result of drug withdrawal.


Late 19th century (in sense 2): from jig+ -y.