jive1 [ dʒaıv ] noun
1. ) count a dance to fast music that became popular in the 1930s and 1940s in which a man and a woman hold hands and the man swings the woman around
a ) uncount music that people can dance a jive to
2. ) uncount AMERICAN OLD-FASHIONED something someone says that you do not believe is true
3. ) uncount a style of singing that developed in the 1930s and 1940s in which words are sung in a humorous way
jive 2 [ dʒaıv ] verb
1. ) intransitive to dance a jive
2. ) transitive AMERICAN OLD-FASHIONED to tell someone something that you know is not true

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • jive — n. a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz. Syn: swing, swing music. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • jive — ► NOUN 1) a style of lively dance popular in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll. 2) N. Amer. informal exaggerated or misleading talk. ► VERB 1) dance the jive. 2) N. Amer. informal talk in an exaggerated or misleading… …   English terms dictionary

  • Jive — 〈 [dʒaıv] m.; Gen.: s; Pl.: unz.〉 1. Fachsprache im Jazz, Jazzjargon 2. schwungvolle Swingmusik 3. dem Boogie Woogie ähnlicher Tanz [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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  • Jive — [dʒ̮ai̮f ], der; [s], [s] <amerikanisch> (dem Jitterbug ähnlicher Tanz) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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