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jive definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz [syn: swing, swing music, jive] v
1: dance to jive music; dance the jive

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1928 1. swing music or the dancing performed to it 2. a. glib, deceptive, or foolish talk b. the jargon of hipsters c. a special jargon of difficult or slang terms jivey adjective II. verb (jived; jiving) Date: 1928 transitive verb 1. tease, cajole 2. swing 5 intransitive verb 1. to talk jive ; kid around 2. to dance to or play jive III. adjective Date: 1953 slang phony

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a jerky lively style of dance esp. popular in the 1950s. 2 music for this. --v.intr. 1 dance the jive. 2 play jive music. Derivatives: jiver n. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. uncert.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(jives, jiving, jived) 1. If you jive, you dance energetically, especially to rock and roll or swing music. (INFORMAL) I learnt to jive there when they got the jukebox. VERB: V 2. Jive is rock and roll or swing music that you jive to.

Moby Thesaurus

acid rock, avant-garde jazz, badinage, ballroom music, banter, bebop, boogie-woogie, bop, chaff, country rock, dance music, dances, exchange, folk rock, fooling, fooling around, fun, give-and-take, good-natured banter, hard rock, harmless teasing, haze, hot jazz, jape, jazz, jest, joke, jolly, josh, kid, kidding, kidding around, mainstream jazz, musical suite, needle, persiflage, play jazz, pleasantry, put on, rag, ragtime, raillery, rally, rallying, razz, rhythm-and-blues, rib, ride, ridicule, roast, rock, rock-and-roll, sport, suite, suite of dances, swing, syncopate, syncopated music, syncopation, tease, the new music, twit




 


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