nonplussed, astonished. The usual form of words employed is 'I'll be jiggered!' as an exclamation of surprise on the pattern of 'I'll be blowed!' or 'I'll be damned!'.
Jiggered in both the above senses proba-bly originated as a 19th-century euphe-mism for buggered.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • jiggered — 1. mod. damned. □ Get that jiggered cat out of here! □ Well, I’ll be jiggered! 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also jigger.) □ Todd was more than just a little jiggered. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jiggered — /ˈdʒɪgəd/ (say jiguhd) verb 1. past participle of jigger3. –adjective Colloquial 2. (a word used as a vague substitute for a taboo word): I m jiggered if I know; the machine is jiggered. 3. Also, jiggered up. a. exhausted; tired. b. broken;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jiggered, be —  Be astonished. (Usu. excl. of surprise.)    ♣ Well I m jiggered.    ♣ I ll be jiggered …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • jiggered — /jig euhrd/, adj. Informal. confounded; damned: I m jiggered if I know what that sign means. [1830 40; perh. JIGGER3 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • jiggered — adjective /ˈdʒɪɡəd,ˈdʒɪɡɚd/ a) Very tired. Well then, said he, Im jiggered if I dont see you home! Charles Dickens Great Expectations b) Broken …   Wiktionary

  • jiggered — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Anything from exhausted to being confounded Ah m that jiggered ah could nae get a stonner if a Senga wi big diddies wis tae gie me a gammy …   English dialects glossary

  • jiggered — adjective Brit. informal damaged, broken, or exhausted. Phrases I ll be jiggered expressing astonishment. Origin C19: from jigger1; prob. euphemism for buggered …   English new terms dictionary

  • jiggered — adjective (not before noun) BrE old fashioned I ll be jiggered used when you are very surprised …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jiggered — Adj. 1. Confounded. Heard in the rather archaic exclamation, I ll be jiggered! Informal 2. Worn out, exhausted …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • jiggered — adj. colloq. (as a mild oath) confounded (I ll be jiggered). Etymology: euphem …   Useful english dictionary

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