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jitterbug

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noun jit·ter·bug \ˈji-tər-ˌbəg\

Simple Definition of jitterbug

  • : a very lively type of dance from the 1940s

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jitterbug

  1. 1 :  a jazz variation of the two-step in which couples swing, balance, and twirl in standardized patterns and often with vigorous acrobatics

  2. 2 :  one who dances the jitterbug

1938

First Known Use of jitterbug

1938


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jitterbug

verb jit·ter·bug

Definition of jitterbug

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dance the jitterbug

  3. 2 :  to move around or back and forth with quick often jerky movements especially to confuse or disconcert an opponent in sports



1939

First Known Use of jitterbug

1939


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