Posted by ESC on March 01, 2000
In Reply to: [N-word] rig posted by d munchel on February 29, 2000
: i,m working on a harassment case were the phrase [n-word] rig was used. can anybody tell me were this came from
: thank you
"nigger-rig v. Esp. So. to assemble or repair hastily or poorly. usu. from whatever materials are at hand; jury-rig. -- usu. considered offensive. Also as n." From the "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Vol. II, H-O" by J.E. Lighter (Random House, New York, 1997).