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Verb: jive  jIv
  1. (dancing) dance to jive music; dance the jive
     
  2. [N. Amer] (informal) talk misleadingly or insincerely; deceive
Noun: jive  jIv
  1. A style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
    - swing, swing music
     
  2. [N. Amer] (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, nonsense, junk, rhubarb [Brit], flapdoodle [N. Amer], folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery [archaic], trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop [Brit], falderal

Derived forms: jived, jiving, jives

Type of: dance, drivel, garbage, jazz, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Encyclopedia: Jive