jive jive  /ˈdʒaɪv/


  1. (n) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  2. (v) dance to jive music; dance the jive



  1. The story goes that Simon heard a tape called Gumboots: Accordion Jive Hits, Volume II and immediately hopped a flight to Soweto to learn more about the township jive called mbaqanga.
  2. At 22, he looks 14, and his accent belongs to a jive Nebraskan, or maybe a Brooklyn hillbilly.
  3. But underneath his jive-assed manner Petey was a serious, even moral, man.


  1. Tap dancers from Vinnie's Jump & Jive win awards

    MIDDLETOWN >> For the first time, adult tap dancers from Vinnie’s Jump & Jive entered dance competitions during the 2013 season.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Middletown Press

  2. CryEngine 3 formally confirmed for PS4

    For how advanced CryEngine 3 looks, we had just assumed it would jive with PS4 , but today Crytek has confirmed it . Developers anxious to create a PS4 game can get rolling with CryEngine 3 starting today with the latest SDK, featured in the video above. The PS4 announcement indicates all consoles will support CryEngine 3 going forward. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli confirmed CryEngine 3 runs on Wii U ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  3. Morgan Stanley Recognizes Jive Software With Distinguished 'CTO Award for Innovation'

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Jive Software, Inc. , a leader in social business, today announced that it has received Morgan Stanley's prestigious 'CTO Award for Innovation.' Jive chairman and CEO Tony Zingale ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This is not the easiest city to play in," Aaron said. "You can't shuck 'n jive the people in this city."
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Hank Aaron Source: USA Today

  2. "Let them (Jive) tell it, I was removed from the R. Kelly tour because of contractual agreements not being met, but that's absolutely false," Ne-Yo said. "I believe it was because the first few reviews of the show, people were talking more...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Ne Yo Source: Reuters

  3. He said last month, "Jive is trying to block Dre (Andre 3000) from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Big Boi Source: Peace FM Online

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