from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Jazz or swing music.
- n. The jargon of jazz musicians and enthusiasts.
- n. Slang Deceptive, nonsensical, or glib talk: "the sexist, locker-room jive of men boasting and bonding” ( Trip Gabriel).
- intransitive v. To play or dance to jive music.
- intransitive v. Slang To talk nonsense; kid.
- intransitive v. Slang To talk or chat: "You just jive in one big group, putting each other on, trying to top the last line” ( Time).
- transitive v. Slang To cajole or mislead.
- adj. Slang Misleading; phony.
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- v. Alternative spelling of jibe.
- v. To speak using a jibe or interconnected jibes.
- v. To deceive; to be deceptive.
- v. To dance.
- n. A dance style popular in the 1940–50s.
- n. Swing, a style of jazz music.
- n. A slang associated with jazz musicians; hepcat patois or hipster jargon.
- n. Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
- v. dance to jive music; dance the jive
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)