jive

jive
jive NOUN 1) a style of lively dance popular in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll. 2) N. Amer. informal exaggerated or misleading talk.
VERB 1) dance the jive. 2) N. Amer. informal talk in an exaggerated or misleading way.
DERIVATIVES jiver noun.
ORIGIN originally US, denoting meaningless or misleading speech, later the slang speech associated with black American jazz musicians: of unknown origin.

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