jive-ass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jive +‎ -ass

Adjective[edit]

jive-ass ‎(comparative more jive-ass, superlative most jive-ass)

  1. (US, slang) Worthless, unreliable
    • 2010, Hot Tub Time Machine, 00:07:35
      -- "He's failed at every jive-ass money hustle he's ever tried".

Noun[edit]

jive-ass

  1. (US, slang) Insincere, unreliable person
    • 2002, A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam War, by Dennis Mansker, page 88
      The other guy, Private Appleton, White calls a “Detroit jive-ass” with a chip on his shoulder for everyone.