jive definition

  • noun:
    • Jazz or swing songs.
    • The jargon of jazz artists and lovers.
    • Slang Deceptive, nonsensical, or glib talk: "the sexist, locker-room jive of men boasting and bonding” ( Journey Gabriel).
    • A dance style popular in the 1940–50s.
    • Swing, a method of jazz music.
    • A slang connected with jazz performers; hepcat patois or hipster jargon.
    • Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.
    • a method of jazz played by huge rings well-known when you look at the 1930s; streaming rhythms but less complex than subsequent styles of jazz.
    • a style of jazz played by big rings popular into the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later varieties of jazz
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to relax and play or dance to jive songs.
    • Slang To chat nonsense; kid.
    • Slang To chat or chat: "You Simply jive in one big group, placing each other on, trying to top the very last line” ( Time).
  • verb-transitive:
    • Slang To cajole or mislead.
  • adjective:
    • Slang Inaccurate; fake.
  • verb:
    • To speak utilizing a jibe or interconnected jibes.
    • To deceive; become misleading.
    • To dancing.
    • alternate spelling of jibe.
    • party to jive music; dancing the jive

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