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Topic: MUSIC

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Origin unknown.
Sense: 3
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: gigabyte

gig

1 noun
     
gig1 [countable]
1APM a performance by a musician or a group of musicians playing modern popular music or jazz, or a performance by a comedian
do/play/have a gig
The band are doing a gig in Sheffield on Nov 12.
2 American English informal a job, especially one that does not last for a long time
3 informal a gigabyte
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