Is jive a word?

Absolutely, jive is a word.

jive

jīv/

noun

noun: jive; plural noun: jives; noun: jive talk; plural noun: jive talks

  1. 1. a lively style of dance popular especially in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll.

    • swing music.
    • a style of dance music popular in South Africa.

      "township jive"

  2. 2. a form of slang associated with black American jazz musicians.

    • North Americaninformala thing, especially talk, that is deceptive or worthless.

      "a single image says more than any amount of blather and jive"

verb

verb: jive; 3rd person present: jives; past tense: jived; past participle: jived; gerund or present participle: jiving

  1. 1. perform the jive or a similar dance to popular music.

    "people were jiving in the aisles"

  2. 2.

    North Americaninformaltaunt or sneer at.

    "Willy kept jiving him until Jimmy left"

    • talk nonsense.

      "he wasn't jiving about that bartender"

adjectiveNorth Americaninformal

adjective: jive

  1. 1. deceitful or worthless.