jivey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jive +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

jivey (comparative more jivey, superlative most jivey)

  1. Having a jive character: thus alternatively lively or bogus
    • 2007 March 15, Virginia Heffernan, “With a Couch Potato’s Style, Private Eye Works the Mall”, New York Times:
      The plaza also allows for sociability with the downstairs neighbor, Simon (Tony Hale), a jivey video store owner whose obsolete livelihood means that he has time on his hands.