Definition of Jitterbug

1. Noun. A jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s.

Generic synonyms: Social Dancing

2. Verb. Do the jitterbug. "Sam and Sue jitterbug"

Definition of Jitterbug

1. Noun. A nervous or jittery person. ¹

2. Noun. A jazz musician or aficionado. ¹

3. Noun. An uptempo jazz or swing dance which embellishes on the two-step pattern and frequently incorporates acrobatic style swing steps. ¹

4. Verb. To dance the jitterbug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jitterbug

1. [v -BUGGED, -BUGGING, -BUGS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jitterbug

jirga
jirgas
jirkinet
jirkinets
jisms
jissom
jissoms
jist
jists
jitney
jitneys
jits
jitted
jitter
jitterbug (current term)
jitterbugged
jitterbugger
jitterbuggers
jitterbugging
jitterbugs
jittered
jitterier
jitteriest
jitterily
jitteriness
jitterinesses
jittering
jitteringly
jitters

Literary usage of Jitterbug

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jazz on Film and Video in the Library of Congress by Rebecca D. Clear (1994)
"VAB 1949 A mix of film excerpts and Soundies, including Cab Galloway's jitterbug Party (1935, Waller) which finds them taking over a party with "Call of the ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"1939 PERIPHERY OF WAR matic of lords look like a jitterbug. M. Giraudoux has also been given the full use of the motion-picture facilities of Paris. ..."

3. Okay, Girls by Helen Gilbert (2006)
"The music was marvelous, the dancing romantic and exciting. Swing, ballroom dancing, jitterbug - we did it all! ..."

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