jitterbugging jitterbugging  /ˈdʒɪ tər ˌbə ɡɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. In the freestyle final, Boitano zoomed from fourth place to first on the strength of a bravura jitterbugging performance to Gershwin and the blues.
  2. Many a professor must have a streak of Alexandre Dumas in him, but most of them would no more expose it than be caught jitterbugging.

News

  • Definitive Guide to Grizzlies vs. Clippers and Monday's Top NBA Games

    The NBA says no to Manic Mondays. You're upset; I get it. No one wants the weekend to end. It's then that all those good end-of-workweek times become just a distant memory. Jitterbugging down the corridors of your local mall, Saturday morning pancake fights in the front yard, driving 'round town with the top down and One Direction doing some serious damage to your speakers—those hallmark moments ...
    on November 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "There were a lot of servicemen involved, it is like a throwback to World War II era America," Christina said. "I'm jitterbugging too. It was so fun."
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Christina Aguilera Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. The critic Leonard Feather, reviewing the show for Down Beat magazine, wrote: "Here and there in the reduced, but still multitudinous crowd, a couple got up and started jitterbugging. Within minutes, the whole of Freedom Park was transformed as if...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Leonard Feather Source: The Guardian (blog)

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