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What was jive talk?

What was jive talk?

Jive talk, Harlem jive or simply Jive (also known as the argot of jazz, jazz jargon, vernacular of the jazz world, slang of jazz, and parlance of hip) is an African-American Vernacular English dialect that developed in Harlem, where “jive” (jazz) was played and was adopted more widely in African-American society.

Is jive okay to say?

In the case of “jive,” the incorrect usage is so common that the American Heritage Dictionary has added the definition “to be in accord” after its other definitions of the word. The dictionary adds an important note about the usage, however, acknowledging that “jive” is often used where “jibe” should be.

What does hep to the jive mean?

“Hep to the jive” was 40’s Jazz musician Cab Calloway’s expression meaning “in the know” or a “cool cat!” The HEP Survey is SFBBO’s Heron Egret Project – part of their “very cool” Colonial Waterbird Program, putting biologists “in the know” about Bay Area waterbirds’ habits and trends.

Is Jive and Ebonics the same thing?

The “jive style of slang” is a dialect of English, most commonly known as African-American Vernacular English. Americans might have heard in the 90s about Ebonics, which is the same thing.

Does jive mean agree?

Jive means either a type of music or loose, meaningless chatter. Jibe means to be in accord; agree. To confuse matters, jibe also means to shift your sail from one side of the vessel to the other (sometimes spelled gybe). For common usage, though, remember “jive” as a type of music and “jibe” as agreeing with.

What is another word for jive?

In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for jive, like: swing, joke, dance, jargon, jazz, music, josh, rag, razz, laughter and jitterbug.

How do you use jive in a sentence?

Jive in a Sentence 🔉

  1. The conman tried to use his jive talk to trick people into giving him money.
  2. Because she was such a good salesperson, the shady peddler used her jive chatter to sell her worthless trinkets.
  3. I know a fraud when I see one, so Lenny can’t fool me with that jive talk. 🔉

Who said I speak jive in airplane?

Barbara Billingsley
Barbara Billingsley: Jive Lady. Jump to: Photos (1)

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