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1jive

noun \ˈjīv\

: informal language that includes many slang terms

: deceptive or foolish talk

: a type of fast lively music that was especially popular in the early part of the 20th century; also : a dance performed to this type of music

Full Definition of JIVE

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 \ˈjī-vē\ adjective
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Examples of JIVE

  1. She grew up talking street jive.
  2. I'm tired of listening to your jive.

Origin of JIVE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1928

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2jive

verb

: to say foolish or deceptive things to (someone)

: to dance to or play jive music

jivedjiv·ing

Full Definition of JIVE

transitive verb
1
:  tease, cajole
2
:  swing 5
intransitive verb
1
:  to talk jive :  kid around
2
:  to dance to or play jive

Examples of JIVE

  1. I know he's just jiving me.
  2. Don't take him seriously—he's just jiving.
  3. Everyone was jiving to the beat.

First Known Use of JIVE

1928

Related to JIVE

3jive

adjective

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