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Meaning of jitterbug

jit•ter•bug

Pronunciation: ( jit'ur-bug"), [key]
— n., v., -bugged, -bug•ging.
—n.
  1. a strenuously acrobatic dance consisting of a few standardized steps augmented by twirls, splits, somersaults, etc., popular esp. in the early 1940s and performed chiefly to boogie-woogie and swing.
  2. a person who dances the jitterbug.
—v.i.
  1. to dance the jitterbug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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