What does the word jig mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Frances Elizabeth Barrow