- 1[intransitive] to dance to jazz or rock and roll music
- 2[intransitive, transitive] jive (somebody) (North American English, old-fashioned, informal) to try to make somebody believe something that is not true synonym kid Word Origin 1920s (originally US denoting meaningless or misleading speech): of unknown origin; the later musical sense ‘jazz’ gave rise to ‘dance performed to jazz’ (1940s).
BrE BrE//dʒaɪv//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jive
BrE BrE//dʒaɪv//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪv//he / she / it jives
BrE BrE//dʒaɪvz//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvz//past simple jived
BrE BrE//dʒaɪvd//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvd//past participle jived
BrE BrE//dʒaɪvd//; NAmE NAmE//dʒaɪvd//-ing form jiving
BrE BrE//ˈdʒaɪvɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒaɪvɪŋ//