lig

1) vb
British
to freeload, enjoy oneself at someone else's expense. The word, coined in Brit-ain in the early 1970s, refers to the activ-ities of hangers-on, groupies, music journalists, etc., who attend receptions, parties, concerts, and other functions, usually financed by record companies. The origin of the word is obscure, it has been suggested that it is made up of the initials of 'least important guest' or is a blend of 'linger' and gig. Alternatively it may be an obscure vagrants' term from a dialect survival of the Anglo-Saxon liegan, meaning 'to lie'.
2) n
British
an opportunity for freeloading, a party, reception or other occasion when it is possible to enjoy oneself at someone else's expense. The word refers to the rock and pop-music world, and probably postdates the verb form lig and the noun l igger.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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