jive

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun jazz or swing dance music, especially that of the 1940s

Slang

  • noun deceitful or pretentious talk or behaviour, nonsense.
  • noun a style of fast dancing to accompany swing music or rock ā€™nā€™ roll
  • noun marihuana. A now obsolete usage.
  • verb to deceive, tease, browbeat. A black American term from the early 20th century which enjoyed a vogue among black and white speakers in the late 1980s. For the possible origins of the word, see the noun form.
  • verb to dance in a fast energetic style which corresponded in the 1940s to swing music and from the 1950s to rock ā€™nā€™ roll
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