That Word: Jive (20)

That Word is a weekly segment where I post a new word each week. They can be words I’ve recently discovered, a word I’ve known for a while and gained a clearer idea of it’s meaning or a more common word I’ve wanted to explore in more depth. It’s a post for writers like myself who want to expand their word knowledge or just for people curious about learning more about the words that can make up the English language. This week’s word is…


Where Discovered It

Jive is a word I have used occasionally. I knew the context I used it, but was curious to learn more about it.


  1. Swing music or early jazz
  2. The jargon associated with swing music and early jazz
  3. Slang. Deceptive, exaggerated or meaningless talk
  4. to play Jive
  5. To dance to Jive, jitterbug
  6. Slang. To engage in kidding, teasing or exaggeration
  7. Slang. To tease; fool; kid
  8. Insincere, pretentious, or deceptive

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