Jive talk

Jive talk
type of American Negro and jazz slang

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  • jive talk — n a style of speech using black musicians slang and picturesque rhythmic phrase ology, originally developed to accompany swing music of the 1930s and 1940s. The vocabulary and cadences of jive talk were adopted by American teenagers in the early… …   Contemporary slang

  • jive talk — n. slang; contemporary fad words. □ I like to hear jive talk. It’s like trying to work a puzzle. □ He stands by the window with a pad of paper and takes down the jive talk he hears …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jive talk — Australian Slang type of American Negro and jazz slang …   English dialects glossary

  • jive talk — n. slang; currently popular words and phrases …   English slang

  • jive — [d3aiv] 1. n. drugs; marijuana. (Drugs. See also gyve.) □ Stop using all that jive all the time. □ That jive is gonna be the end of you. 2. n. back talk. □ Cut the jive, man! □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jive — noun 1》 a lively dance popular in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll. 2》 a style of dance music popular in South Africa. 3》 (also jive talk) a form of slang associated with black American jazz musicians. 4》 N. Amer.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • jive — [[t]ʤa͟ɪv[/t]] jives, jiving, jived 1) VERB If you jive, you dance energetically, especially to rock and roll or swing music. [INFORMAL] I learnt to jive there when they got the jukebox. 2) N UNCOUNT Jive is rock and roll or swing music that you… …   English dictionary

  • jive — I. n 1. deceitful or pretentious talk or behaviour, nonsense. See also jive talk 2. a style of fast dancing to accompany swing music or rock n roll Both senses of the term originate in black American slang of unknown etymology (it may be from… …   Contemporary slang

  • Jive filter — Jive, also known as the Jive Filter, is a novelty program that converts plain English to a comic dialect known as jive a parody of African American speech. Some versions of the filter were adapted to parody other forms of English speech, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • jive — ► NOUN 1) a style of lively dance popular in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll. 2) N. Amer. informal exaggerated or misleading talk. ► VERB 1) dance the jive. 2) N. Amer. informal talk in an exaggerated or misleading… …   English terms dictionary

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