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This page is about the slang term gig


a public performance, usually of rock, folk or jazz music

For example

  • Did you go to the Led Zeppelin reunion gig in London? I heard it was a fantastic concert.

  • When I was in a punk band back in the eighties, we used to get our equipment to gigs by loading it into the back of my car.

Quick Quiz

If you're going to a gig on Friday night, you'll be

a. hearing live music

b. gambling in a casino

c. listening to someone give a talk
a) hearing live music b) gambling in a casino c) listening to someone give a talk

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Contributor: Matt Errey