One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Poor old Joe confesses to Sky that he got jiggy with Janelle at her 18th.’
- ‘Time to move the coffee table aside and get 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 probably have gotten jiggy with it, but didn't know it at the time.’
- ‘Maybe they thought it was time to get jiggy with it.’
- ‘From here the show gained momentum and so did the crowd that got jiggy.’
- ‘Even a dance-challenged Canadian reporter couldn't help but get a little jiggy with it during a recent visit.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Creasy doesn't get jiggy with the baddies until about an hour or so in.’
- ‘If I can get my immigrant porker to get jiggy with the neighbour's Staffy, then I will have succeeded in my goal.’
- ‘The beats are a lot more jiggy, but not in a cheesy way.’
- ‘Strap the silicone butterfly in place, plug it into your favourite music player and get jiggy with the musical beat.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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!’
2Trembling or nervous, especially as the result of drug withdrawal.
1930s: from jig + -y.
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