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Definition of jive

jive

  • dancing.
    I'm getting my jive on.
    Do you know how to jive?

    Last edited on May 11 2013. Submitted by Angel S. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Jul 28 1998.

  • untrue, phony, nonsense, baloney, unbelievable.
    He was talking a bunch of jive ass shit last night.

    Last edited on Dec 26 1999. Submitted by Nancy from North Hollywood, CA, USA on Dec 26 1999.

  • n. crap, bullshit.
    That's just jive!

    Last edited on May 21 2013. Submitted by Shelly B. from montreal, QC, Canada on Oct 18 2002.

  • adj. extreme (generally in a derogatory comment.)
    He's a jive turkey.
    ...that jive-ass mo fo.

    Last edited on May 21 2013. Submitted by Shelly B. from montreal, QC, Canada on Oct 18 2002.

  • v. kid around, mess around, fool someone (sometimes with 'with').
    Are you jiving me?
    Quit jivin' with my head!
    Don't be jivin' with that girls feeling, ya hear?

    Last edited on May 21 2013. Submitted by Shelly B. from montreal, QC, Canada on Oct 18 2002.

  • noun (1) Foolish or confusing talk. (2) The jargon of hipsters. verb (1) To speak jive. (2) To attempt to deceive ("are you jiving me?").
    Stop talking all that jive.

    Last edited on Oct 24 2002. Submitted by Nick L. from Charlottesville, VA, USA on Oct 24 2002.

adverb

  • Kinda or almost. almost but not quiet there, very nearly
    He is jive diggin' me.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Teri B. from Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, USA on Nov 03 2004.

verb

  • Interact well (esp. on a emotional level)
    They jive.
    That doesn't jive with this.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on May 05 2012.

verb - transitive

  • Kidding
    You have got to be jiving me.
    Are you jiving me?

    Last edited on May 21 2013. Submitted by Teri B. from Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, USA on Nov 03 2004.

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Definitions include: variation of bullshit
Definitions include: bull shit, for people who are tired of saying bull-shit.
Definitions include: When an object or person is tight, cool, on point, or looks really good or nice.
Definitions include: a derogatory slang word used to refer to someone who was unreliable, made empty promises

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