Definition of jitterbug noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jitterbug

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪbʌɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪtərbʌɡ//
 
 
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a fast dance that was popular in the 1940s Culture The jitterbug was originally from the US and involved wild movements, with the women being lifted in the air. A version popular with African Americans was the Lindy or Lindy Hop. Word Origin 1930s (originally US): from the verb jitter ‘to act nervously’ + bug.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jitterbug