Is jive a word?
Absolutely, jive is a word.
noun: jive; plural noun: jives; noun: jive talk; plural noun: jive talks
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.
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: jive; 3rd person present: jives; past tense: jived; past participle: jived; gerund or present participle: jiving
1. perform the jive or a similar dance to popular music.
"people were jiving in the aisles"
North Americaninformaltaunt or sneer at.
"Willy kept jiving him until Jimmy left"
- talk nonsense.
"he wasn't jiving about that bartender"
- talk nonsense.
1. deceitful or worthless.
Sincere, honest, truthful are all antonyms of "jive", when the word is not being used to with reference to jive dance, jive music, or the slang used by jazz musicians. Beyond the musical reference, most people confuse "jive" with "jibe" and use it incorrectly. Used correctly you might say "This jive turkey tried to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge!" Incorrectly... "Your story just doesn't jive with the facts".
To dig something is to enjoy, like, love or understand something. Jive means to tease or lie to someone. Jive can also mean to dismiss something as false, nonsensical or unimportant. Examples of dig: "I really dig The Beach Boys.", "She digs the beach.", "I dig what your saying." Examples of jive: Teasing: "Don't jive me! My nose isn't blue." Lying: "Don't jive me! I saw you with her!" Nonsense: "That's jive Mary! You know…