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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 [informal], bunkum [informal], buncombe [informal], guff [informal], rot [informal], hogwash [informal], flapdoodle [N. Amer, informal], rhubarb [Brit, informal], Irish bull [slang], bull [slang], junk [informal], bilge [informal], nonsense, folderol, rubbish [informal], tripe [informal], trumpery [archaic], trash [informal], wish-wash [informal], applesauce [N. Amer, informal], codswallop [Brit, informal], falderal
Verb: jive  jIv
  1. (dancing) dance to jive music; dance the jive
  2. [N. Amer, informal] Talk misleadingly or insincerely; deceive

Derived forms: jived, jives, jiving

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

Encyclopedia: Jive