jigger

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jigger(
jih
-
guhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (unit of measurement)
a. la medida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The barman added a jigger of gin and two of vodka.El barman echó una medida de ginebra y dos de vodka.
2. (small item)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
What's that jigger on the countertop for? - For peeling garlic.¿Para qué es esa cosa que hay encima de la cubierta? - Para pelar ajos.
b. el coso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What's that jigger on the floor? Is it a screwdriver?¿Qué es ese coso que hay en el suelo? ¿Es un destornillador?
c. el chisme
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We put this jigger in to hold the parts in place until we put the back on.Ponemos este chisme para sujetar las piezas hasta que montemos la tapa trasera.
d. el chunche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
What's the name of that jigger that connects to the Internet? - The router?¿Cómo se llama ese chunche que sirve para conectarse a Internet? - ¿El router?
e. la vaina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
You can hang the poster using one of those little jiggers. - A thumbtack?Puedes colgar el póster usando una de esas vainas pequeñitas. - ¿Una chinche?
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jigger
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (colloquial)
a. descuajaringar, escacharrar (damage)
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jigger [ˈdʒɪɡəʳ]
noun
1 (whisky measure) medida (f) (de whisky etc)
2 especially (US) (thingummy) chisme (m)
jigger [ˈdʒɪɡəʳ]
noun
(Min) criba (f); (Mec) aparato (m) vibratorio;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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