jiver

jive

[jahyv]
noun
1.
swing music or early jazz.
2.
the jargon associated with swing music and early jazz.
3.
Slang. deceptive, exaggerated, or meaningless talk: Don't give me any of that jive!
verb (used without object), jived, jiving.
4.
to play jive.
5.
to dance to jive; jitterbug.
6.
Slang. to engage in kidding, teasing, or exaggeration.
verb (used with object), jived, jiving.
7.
Slang. to tease; fool; kid: Stop jiving me!
adjective
8.
Slang. insincere, pretentious, or deceptive.

Origin:
1920–25; origin obscure; alleged to be an alteration of gibe, though the shift in sense and phonetic change are unexplained

jiver, noun

gibe, gybe, jib, jibe, jive.
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jive (dʒaɪv)
 
n
1.  a style of lively and jerky dance performed to jazz and, later, to rock and roll, popular esp in the 1940s and 1950s
2.  Also called: jive talk a variety of American slang spoken chiefly by Black people, esp jazz musicians
3.  a.  slang chiefly (US) deliberately misleading or deceptive talk
 b.  (as modifier): jive talk
 
vb
4.  (intr) to dance the jive
5.  slang chiefly (US) to mislead; tell lies (to)
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
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n

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jive
1928, "to deceive playfully" (v.), also "empty, misleading talk" (n.) and "a style of fast, lively jazz and dance music," Amer.Eng., from Black English, probably of African origin (cf. Wolof jev, jeu "talk about someone absent, especially in a disparaging manner"). Used from 1938 for "New York City African-American
slang." The adj. meaning "not acting right" is attested from 1971.
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