jive n : a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz [syn: swing, swing music] v : dance to jive music; dance the jive
- Rhymes with: -aɪv
- In the context of "US|colloquial": To be deceptive.
- Don’t try to jive me! I know where you were last night!
- In the context of "US|colloquial": To dance.
- You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life; ooh, see that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen!
- In the context of "US|colloquial": To agree or accord.
- That explanation at least jives with what we know.
- Dutch: misleiden, blaasjes wijsmaken
- Finnish: hämätä
- Dutch: dansen, swingen
- Finnish: tanssia
agree or accord
- Dutch: kloppen, overeenstemmen
- In the context of "US|colloquial": Nonsense; transparently
- Don’t give me that jive. I know where you were last night.
Usage notes"Jive" and "jibe" are frequently used interchangeably in the U.S. to indicate the concept "to agree or accord". However, while one recent dictionary accepts this usage, most sources consider this an error.
Jive may refer to:
- JIVE, Joint Institute for VLBI in European astronomy
- Jive (dance), a dance style from 1940s
- Jive (dialect), African American Vernacular English
- Jive (publisher), a Japanese publishing company
- Jive Electro, a record label
- Jive filter, an English-to-Jive automatic translation program
- jive in Hinduism: individual higher/holy spirit a.k.a. oversoul
- JIVE Magazine, an entertainment/technology/urban culture magazine
- Jive Records, an American record label
- Hand jive, a kind of dance game from the 1950s
- Modern Jive or French Jive, a dance style from the 1980s
Jive may also be used for:
jive in Japanese: ジャイヴ (曖昧さ回避)
jive in Finnish: Jive
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