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Definition jive

Etymology 1

Unknown. Slang attested in African-American and rural American culture. Frequently used to imply lying, verbal deception or trickery. Has a possible historical antecedent in gyve.

Verb

jive (third-person singular simple present jives, present participle jiving, simple past and past participle jived)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, US, colloquial) To deceive; to be deceptive.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To dance.
Noun

jive (plural jives)

  1. A dance style popular in the 1940–50s.
  2. Swing, a style of jazz music.
  3. A slang associated with jazz musicians; hepcat patois or hipster jargon.
  4. (US, colloquial) Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.
  5. (US, colloquial, often derogatory) African American Vernacular English.

Etymology 2

Verb

jive (third-person singular simple present jives, present participle jiving, simple past and past participle jived)

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of jibe

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