Definition of jiggered in English:

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jiggered

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪɡəd/

adjective

British informal
1Damaged; broken: the lens is totally jiggered
More example sentences
  • It's since my shoulder got painfully and extremely jiggered, six years ago.
  • But public policy in this country has been jiggered to favor capital over labor.
1.1(Of a person) exhausted.
Example sentences
  • Not because it's a bad film; I was just jiggered.

Phrases

well, I'll be (or I'm) jiggered

British informal Used to express one’s astonishment.
Example sentences
  • People of Guildford, tell me what you believe in and care about… (pause)… well, I'll be jiggered; that's * exactly * what I believe in and care about!
  • Well, I'll be jiggered, look at the all the property you could buy cheap in York County!
  • Sometimes I says to myself, says I, ‘Well, I'll be jiggered!’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from jigger1; its use to mean 'exhausted' is probably euphemistic for buggered.

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