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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A performer or devotee of swing and jazz, especially during the 1940s.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun slang One who performs jazz music.
  • noun slang A person who is hep or hip; same as hipster; -- an older term becoming dated and less used.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal, music A jazz performer, especially one from the 1940s and 1950s.
  • noun informal A person associated with the jazz subculture of the 1940s and 1950s; a hipster.

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