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jitterbug

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noun jit·ter·bug \ˈji-tər-ˌbəg\

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


JITTERBUG Defined for English Language Learners

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jitterbug

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noun jit·ter·bug \ˈji-tər-ˌbəg\

Definition of jitterbug for English Language Learners

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



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