1. (US) an eye.
|Cutie 12: The way our hero lost his gig was like this.|
2. (Aus.) a look, a glance.
|Rose of Spadgers 57: ‘Is this ’ere coot,’ I arsts, ‘well knowed to you?’/ The parson takes another gig. ‘Why, yes.’.‘Nocturne’ in|
|GAW4].Creeping City 8: You pay sixpence to go in and have a gig at his fern-gully and fishponds [|
|Aussie Eng. 42: ‘Gig’ is also heard sometimes in the sense of ‘look’ [AND].|
3. (Aus.) an inquisitive person, a ‘busybody’.
|He who Shoots Last 70: Ain’t he a gig, Lucas?|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 26 Apr. 46: If there were Mortons nearby (Morton Bay Figs: gigs, meaning busybodies) the knockaround would refer to whatever it was he didn’t want overheard as ‘gear.’.|
|Neddy (1998) 107: I am a complete gig [someone who can’t mind their own business], so I went outside to see what I could see. [Ibid.] 210: I chose a spot on a hill overlooking the pay office to watch the armored car arrive. It was a spot unlikely to attract attention from any gigs [nosey parkers].|
4. in pl., a pair of binoculars.
|Killing Pool 56: Anderson nudges me and hands me the gigs. She points and mouths ‘white Golf’ and I pick it up straight away.|