n Fast jazz of the 20s-30s. I know a little club where they playjive until 2 in the morning. 1920s
v To make sense, fit. Nothing you say jives with what your wife told me. 1940s
v To mislead, deceive. Don't try to jive me, man. I know what's what. 1920s
v To play fast jazz of the 20s-30s. He had a group that wouldjive all night. 1920s
n Worthless, crazy, or unpleasant talk. Don't talk that jive to me, turkey; I don't believe a word you say. 1920s

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