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jive turkey

noun

a stupid person

Examples

Get off my lawn, you jive turkey!

Usage Note

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jive turkey

noun phrase

A stupid person: Get those jive turkeys off my car


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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