Posted by ESC on July 25, 2003
In Reply to: Re: "Prairie preems to flip burgers at Stones gig" posted by woody on July 25, 2003
: : What is the meaning of "preems" and "gig" in Prairie preems to flip burgers at Stones gig which I found in today's local newspaper? Thanks.
: I assume this reffers to the Stones concert to benefit the effect of SARS in Toronto on July 30.
: "Preems" is a an abreviation of " Premiers" in other words the leaders of the provincial governments. They are probably pitching in to help out with the benifit concert.
From Merriam-Webster online:
Main Entry: 5 gig
Etymology: origin unknown
: a job usually for a specified time; especially : an entertainer's engagement