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Jiggalata

verb; blending and clipping
special form of dance, something similar to the ‘jiggle,’ characterized by its distinct movements and appropriateness to certain music genres; a more modern form of the ‘jiggle’; more specialized meaning indicates a special dance, performed in Louisiana, The term jiggalata was coined by a popular rapper to denote a form of dance, similar to the jiggle, distinctive to a particular style of music and its participants. This could also be debated to be a possible sound formation since the word prompts thoughts of music and movement. The term was coined for it’s “catchiness” and relation to its particular genre; words in this genre often have the common ending –lata and clip of –igga. –Igga is a clip often used, such as –izzle and -eezy, to replace certain portions of words to make the understandable to certain audiences without actually saying the original word. For this reason, this term can be easily interpreted numerous ways, which can be quite debatable, yet is particularly symbolic of an entertainment culture which is liberal in nature and open to various forms of acceptable slang. As stated before this represents a semantic shift, that may not have been accepted by the whole of society, but could be in years to come.
 
You can find me at the club, jigglata, jiggalata…
Etymology : Blending and clipping derived from the English word jiggle, denoting a form of dance. Jigg (clip of jiggle) + a + lata (slang meaning 'to do'). The term jiggle is commonly repeated form of the word jig, an offensive slang term and a possible shortening of the term jigaboo (also offensive in nature). Please note that although the word may have offensive etymological history, the word has experienced a semantic shift more positive in nature.
Source : Song, “You Can Find Me.” Lil’ Scrappy.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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