jitterbug definition

  • noun:
    • A strenuous dance carried out to quick-tempo move or jazz music and consisting of numerous two-step habits adorned with twirls and often acrobatic maneuvers.
    • person who performs this party.
    • A nervous or jittery person.
    • A jazz musician or aficionado.
    • An uptempo jazz or move party which embellishes regarding the two-step structure and frequently includes acrobatic style swing steps.
    • a quick and vigorous US party which was popular within the 1940s, having few standard actions and personalized with various twirls, twists, and acrobatic techniques; it was carried out frequently toward accompaniment of move or boogie-woogie tunes.
    • a jerky United states dance that has been preferred in the 1940s
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to do this party.
    • to complete the jitterbug.
  • verb:
    • To dancing the jitterbug.
    • do the jitterbug

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