Jive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒaɪv|  American pronunciation of the word jive
Brit.  |dʒaɪv|  British pronunciation of the word jive

noun

- a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz (syn: swing)

verb

- dance to jive music; dance the jive

Examples

She grew up talking street jive.

I'm tired of listening to your jive.

I know he's just jiving me.

Don't take him seriously—he's just jiving.

Everyone was jiving to the beat.

...don't give me that jive talk about me being your new best friend...

Don't give me any of that jive!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: jive
he/she/it: jives
present participle: jiving
past tense: jived
past participle: jived
noun
singular: jive
plural: jives
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