Lexicon: jiff – joggle

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jiff, n. [unknown origin; ED's alternate for jib, n.]

Sail; [fig.] wing; [metaphor] breeze; gust of wind; [word play on “jiffy”] second; moment; very short space of time.

jiff, n. [unknown origin; ED's alternate for jib, n.]

Sail; [fig.] wing; [metaphor] breeze; gust of wind; [word play on “jiffy”] second; moment; very short space of time.

jig, n. [uncertain origin, poss. related to OFr gigue, stringed instrument, rude fiddle.] (webplay: dance).

Lively dance; rapid step; springy kind of folk dance; [fig.] celebration; joyful movement to music.

jig, n. [uncertain origin, poss. related to OFr gigue, stringed instrument, rude fiddle.] (webplay: dance).

Lively dance; rapid step; springy kind of folk dance; [fig.] celebration; joyful movement to music.

jocose (jocoser), adv. [L. jocosus.]

Merrily; more playfully; in a bantering manner; [fig.] louder.

jocose (jocoser), adv. [L. jocosus.]

Merrily; more playfully; in a bantering manner; [fig.] louder.

jocund, adj. [OFr jocond < L. 'pleasant, agreeable, delightful'.]

Joyful; cheerful; laughing; mirth-filled; light-hearted; expressing happiness; communicating merriment.

jocund, adj. [OFr jocond < L. 'pleasant, agreeable, delightful'.]

Joyful; cheerful; laughing; mirth-filled; light-hearted; expressing happiness; communicating merriment.

joggle (joggling), v. [uncertain origin < jog , to shake up, jerk, jolt.]

  1. Upset; disturb; disrupt; interrupt.
  2. Tip; bump; knock; give a sudden but slight push.
  3. Bounce; jostle; travel down a bumpy road.

joggle (joggling), v. [uncertain origin < jog , to shake up, jerk, jolt.]

  1. Upset; disturb; disrupt; interrupt.
  2. Tip; bump; knock; give a sudden but slight push.
  3. Bounce; jostle; travel down a bumpy road.