Jigsaw etymology


English word jigsaw comes from English saw, English jig

Etymology of jigsaw

Detailed word origin of jigsaw

Dictionary entry Language Definition
saw English (en) A musical saw.. A sawtooth wave.. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal (slang) what's up (either as a greeting or actual question) (intransitive) To be cut with a saw.. (intransitive) To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.. (transitive) To cut (something) with a saw.. (transitive) To form or produce [...]
jig English (en) (fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.. (mining) An apparatus or machine for jigging ore.. (music) A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.. (obsolete) A light, humorous piece of writing, especially in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.. (obsolete) A trick; a prank.. (traditional English Morris, _, dancing) A dance [...]
jigsaw English (en) A jigsaw puzzle.. A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal. (transitive) To cut something using a jigsaw.