Definitions for Jivedʒaɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jivedʒaɪv(n.; v.; adj.)jived, jiv•ing

  1. (n.)swing music or early jazz.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. the jargon associated with swing music and early jazz.

  3. Slang. deceptive, exaggerated, or meaningless talk.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (v.i.)to play jive.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. to dance to jive; jitterbug.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. Slang. to engage in kidding, teasing, or exaggeration.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  7. (v.t.)Slang. to tease; fool; kid.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (adj.)Slang. insincere or deceptive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of jive:

1925–30, Amer.; orig. obscure

jiv′ey(adj.)jiv•i•er, jiv•i•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swing, swing music, jive(verb)

    a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz

  2. jive(verb)

    dance to jive music; dance the jive


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