jitterbug jitterbug  /ˈdʒɪ tər ˌbəɡ/


  1. (n) a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
  2. (v) do the jitterbug


  1. I learned to jitterbug with her.
  2. Should've gone with the jitterbug, Misty.
  3. When this imperturbable string bean with jitterbug feet gets in the groove, shooting baskets from all angles, he makes even the opposing galleries whistle themselves dizzy.


  1. Thinking, feeling in poems and prose

    Gerald Stern is one of those writers whose style insinuates itself into your consciousness like a catchy tune, so that you find your thoughts echoing its rhythms, bopping from one to another, back and forth, like thought and language doing a jitterbug. Here he is, in Stealing History, telling about "a ghostly experience" he once had:
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Documentary shows how DeSean Jackson made it to Eagles, NFL with the help of his father

    It is by no means an an accident that Jackson is catching passes and scoring touchdowns for the Eagles on Sundays. The jitterbug wide receiver was trained and groomed for this vocation since he was dominating at the Pop Warner level as a 7 or 8-year-old.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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  1. "Now, on the 35th anniversary of that first cell phone call, it's exciting to see the Jitterbug hailed as 'the simple cell phone and service alternative,'" said Cooper.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Martin Cooper Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "He's not the jitterbug he was that beat Robinson," Dundee says with a fond laugh.
    on May 31, 2007 By: Angelo Dundee Source: USA Today

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