1) Jazz slang from the 1930s and 40s. The language of swing.
Cab Calloway produced some "hepster dictionaries" in the form of free booklets given away with his recordings of the time.
2)A partner dance from the 1950s based upon a 6-count pattern. A rather simplistic descendent of the more complex and exciting Lindy Hop
. Danced to rockabilly
, early rhythm 'n' blues, rock 'n' roll and sometimes swing
, although Lindy
is the preferred dance.
1) first chap~ Get off the fence Hortense! Dig those real gone gates! They totally send me!
second chap~ Sir, are you talking jive to me?
2)I'm knackered, I was jiving all night at the club. The Lindy Hoppers weren't too impressed though as they didn't play much swing.