Talk:jive

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I would guess that most mainstream usage of jive is the misue for jibe. I don't hear the original usage much, and it's probably dated or at least limited, even in AAVE. I get the impression that, e.g., the Jive records label was consciously retro, but I could well be wrong. -dmh 18:19, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

More likely present tense form of jig - a short musical performance (it doesn't jive - a reference to the harmony of the performance)

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jive

  • The usage note says the same about three times.
  • From the links, it is unclear whether it is really Afro-American Vernacular. I think it is more widely used. H. (talk) 16:15, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Cleaned up. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 21:42, 8 January 2009 (UTC)



Jive in my understanding (Minnesota small town) meant "to agree or accord or coincide with".
Response: I think you're thinking of "jibe".