Definition of lig in English:

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Pronunciation: /lɪɡ/
British informal

verb (ligs, ligging, ligged)

[no object]
Take advantage of free parties, travel, or other benefits offered by companies for publicity purposes: instead of touring, the band spent all their time fighting and ligging
More example sentences
  • It's been a wonderful week; I've dined on five-star nosh in a brand-new old-style luxury chalet; I've ligged around Val D' Isere like a bone fide, rich-bint ‘It’ person and frothed around in the same jacuzzi recently occupied by Bono.
  • Instead of dedicating themselves to breaking America by touring, they spent all their time fighting and ligging.
  • Chris and I are on a guest list for Thursday - fancy ligging it?


A free party or show provided for publicity: I wasn’t interested in ligs, or freebies, or expenses
More example sentences
  • The revolutionary socialists only agreed to cease their protest when they were invited to an after-show lig in one of the capital's most expensive pubs.
  • He cast around for writers associated with music, but not the usual line-up of cliché-ridden rock journos, ever ready to deliver a great review for the price of a good lig.
  • Showing their support - or love of a good lig - a full complement of Cook's posse had come out to Brazil.



Pronunciation: /ˈlɪɡə/
Example sentences
  • In tribute to the author's former life in the demi-monde of journalism there were liggers aplenty at what it inaccurately called ‘the birth of an Edinburgh-based legend’.
  • Hundreds of stars, celebs, wannabes and liggers are air-kissing and back-biting their way through a string of posh parties in the capital tonight and tomorrow.
  • After 6pm, when the gardens shut, we hosted the Unofficial After Party, dispensing gallons of chilled rosé to exhibitors and liggers alike.


1960s: from a dialect variant of lie1, literally 'lie about, loaf', whence 'freeload'.

Words that rhyme with lig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig

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