Jive

Noun

  • A dance style popular in the 1940–50s.
  • (US, colloquial) Nonsense; transparently deceptive talk.

    "Don’t give me that jive. I know where you were last night."

  • A slang associated with jazz musicians; hepcat patois or hipster jargon.
  • Swing, a style of jazz music.

Verb

  • (intransitive, colloquial) To dance.

    "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life; ooh, see that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the dancing queen! (ABBA, "Dancing Queen")"

  • (transitive, intransitive, US, colloquial) To deceive; to be deceptive.

    "Don’t try to jive me! I know where you were last night!"

  • (US) Alternative spelling of jibe

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