American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
- v. To play or dance to jive music.
- v. Slang To talk nonsense; kid.
- v. Slang To talk or chat: "You just jive in one big group, putting each other on, trying to top the last line” ( Time).
- v. Slang To cajole or mislead.
- adj. Slang Misleading; phony.
- v. US alternative spelling of jibe.
- v. To speak using a jibe or interconnected jibes.
- v. transitive, intransitive, US, colloquial To deceive; to be deceptive.
- v. intransitive, colloquial 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. US, colloquial Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz.
- 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
- Unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Their gold, is our advanced/bronze class, i mean gold just learnt slingshot in jive and natural turn, though they do do this cool reverse natural top thing and something called a wiggle.”
“I don't regret having read them (although I hate when black jive is indicated through misspellings like "sho 'nuf").”
“The only way the Rockin’ Robin jive could have been worse is if they used the Megan Corkrey version from American Idol last year.”
“I remember a Hoagy Carmichael number, “Yabba Dabba Dabba Dabba Do,” Cab Calloway’s jumpin jive versions of Minnie the Moocher and Reefer Man, and Ry Cooder’s ‘Paris, Texas’ soundtrack (Bill Sr. liked this one so much he wanted it to be played at his wake, which it was).”
“The upbeat-ness of the jive could be a good one for Carson, especially since they've got Wham!”
“- Michael Bolton has told Bergeron it was "inappropriate and disrespectful" of Bruno to have told him his jive was the worst he's ever seen on the competition.”
“(AP) - Len and Bruno have fought - again - over Bruno's having told celebrity dancer Michael Bolton on Monday that his jive was the worst he'd seen in the show's history, and then given Bolton only three points for his effort.”
“The jive was my stronger dance because it was fun, kind of all American, a lot of energy and more music that I tend to like.”
“You know it, those so-called jive threatening letters, and you know it's a lie.”
“Any connection that had with the jive was a coincidence," Goodman said.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘jive’.
you know that thing where the Eskimos have 50 words for snow?
A list generated by Phrontistery
which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
polka dotted words
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
Words listed as "origin unknown."
Swingin' and boppin' slang-a-lang.
Awesome actions or motions.
Names of popular or once dances.
words on words. yyep.
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
This is a mix of new words I've read studying for the GRE verbal and words I use normally. I also check back on these words if I don't use them often enough.
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