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Meaning of jive

jive

Pronunciation: ( jīv), [key]
— n., v., adj. jived, jiv•ing,
—n.
  1. swing music or early jazz.
  2. the jargon associated with swing music and early jazz.
  3. deceptive, exaggerated, or meaningless talk: Don't give me any of that jive!
—v.i.
  1. to play jive.
  2. to dance to jive; jitterbug.
  3. to engage in kidding, teasing, or exaggeration.
—v.t.
  1. to tease; fool; kid: Stop jiving me!
—adj.
  1. insincere, pretentious, or deceptive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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