Definition of jiggered in English:



  • 1Damaged; broken.

    ‘the lens is totally jiggered’
    • ‘It's since my shoulder got painfully and extremely jiggered, six years ago.’
    • ‘But public policy in this country has been jiggered to favor capital over labor.’
    out of order, not working, not in working order, not functioning, broken, broken-down, out of commission, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, non-functional, inoperative, in disrepair
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) exhausted.
      • ‘Not because it's a bad film; I was just jiggered.’
      tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
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  • well, I'll be (or I'm) jiggered

    • informal Used to express one's astonishment.

      • ‘Well, I'll be jiggered, look at the all the property you could buy cheap in York County!’
      • ‘People of Guildford, tell me what you believe in and care about… (pause)… well, I'll be jiggered; that's * exactly * what I believe in and care about!’
      • ‘Sometimes I says to myself, says I, ‘Well, I'll be jiggered!’’
      • ‘And we'll be jiggered if a second in Bond's world is longer than a second in our world.’


Mid 19th century: from jigger; its use to mean ‘exhausted’ is probably euphemistic for buggered.