EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪɡɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪɡə/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *liggere, variant of Middle English *liȝere (lier), equivalent to lie +‎ -er, or lig +‎ -er. See ledger.

NounEdit

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger.
  2. A simply supported plank over a stream used as a footbridge.
  3. A nether millstone.
  4. A coverlet for a bed.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. (slang) A freeloader or hanger-on, especially in the music or entertainment industry.
    • 2006, "Peaches gets own band", The Sun, 29 August
      Peaches Geldof may be a top showbiz ligger – but now she’s got a group of her own.
    • 2005, "Wicked Whispers", The Mirror, 29 January
      The ligger caused a scene when he begged one reveller to find him some gear – and offered sexual favours in return.
    • 1984, "Killed by Death", BBC, 1 September
      I'm a lone wolf ligger, but I ain't no pretty boy. I'm a backbone shiver and I'm a bundle of joy

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ligger (plural liggers)

  1. A kelt (thin, recently spawned salmon).
  2. (fishing) A baited fishing line attached to a float, for night fishing, etc.
    Synonyms: ledger, ledger line

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DanishEdit

VerbEdit

ligger

  1. present of ligge

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ligger

  1. Alternative form of lygger

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

ligger

  1. present tense of ligge

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

ligger

  1. (non-standard since 2012) present tense of ligge
  2. (non-standard since 2012) present tense of liggje

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

ligger

  1. present tense of ligga.