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Etymology 1Edit

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.

VerbEdit

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.
    Don’t try to jive me! I know where you were last night!
  2. (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")
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NounEdit

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.
    Don’t give me that jive. I know where you were last night.
  5. (US, colloquial, often derogatory) African American Vernacular English.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of jibe
Usage notesEdit
  • "Jive" and "jibe" have been used interchangeably in the US to indicate the concept "to agree or accord." While one recent dictionary accepts this usage of "jive," most sources consider it to be in error.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

jive m

  1. jive (dance)

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Further readingEdit

  • jive in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu