jig

Part of speech: noun

A light, gay dance to a rapid tune.

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Usage examples "jig":

  1. So Faith took her place at her beloved instrument and dashed into a brilliant, rattling jig which had always been a favorite of the brown- haired sister. - "Heart of Gold", Ruth Alberta Brown.
  2. I liked to hear him sing that, as, dancing a one- footed jig- step by the wheel- box, he bumped it out: Oh, the 'Liza Jane with a blue foremast And a load of hay came drifting past. - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.
  3. Sometimes, to be sure, the pony had a fashion of dancing a slow jig on his hind legs, with his fore feet in the air; but the boys were used to that, and stuck on like wax, until the dance was finished; then the pony would trot off very peaceably. - "Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls", Frances Elizabeth Barrow.