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GIG, v.2 “To walk briskly, to work in a lively, hearty manner” (Bnff., Ayr. 1880 Jam.). Ppl.adj. giggin, brisk, lively; deriv. giggie, adj., id. [dʒɪg] Bch. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 64:
Sprush i' their graith, the ploughmen loons To see their joes fu' giggie, Cock up their bonnets on their crowns.
Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 61:
The wiffie, for ass aul's she is, cam giggin' up the road wintin' ony help.
She's gotten a fine codgie giggin' bodie for a man. He's some aul'; but nae matter.

[The same word as jig, to dance a jig, to move up and down with a rapid jerky motion. Cf. Jeeg, v.1]

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