jive

Definitions


[dʒʌɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a lively style of dance popular especially in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll.

- a form of slang associated with black American jazz musicians.


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Origin:
1920s (originally US denoting meaningless or misleading speech): of unknown origin; the later musical sense ‘jazz’ gave rise to ‘dance performed to jazz’ (1940s)


[dʒʌɪv], (Verb)

Definitions:
- perform the jive or a similar dance to popular music
(e.g: people were jiving in the aisles)

- taunt or sneer at
(e.g: Willy kept jiving him until Jimmy left)

- be in accord; agree
(e.g: her facial expressions did not jive with what she was saying)


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[dʒʌɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- deceitful or worthless.


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