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1Damaged; broken.‘the lens is totally jiggered’
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 disrepairView synonyms
- ‘But public policy in this country has been jiggered to favor capital over labor.’
- ‘It's since my shoulder got painfully and extremely jiggered, six years ago.’
- 1.1(of a person) exhausted.
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, spentView synonyms
- ‘Not because it's a bad film; I was just jiggered.’
Mid 19th century: from jigger; its use to mean ‘exhausted’ is probably euphemistic for buggered.
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