Definitions starting with J

ID #4735

jazz

[cf. OEDS II jazz to behave wildly, jazz around fool around; "cf. Mandingo jasi to be­come abnormal or out of character. .. Wolof yees idem, Temne yas to be lively or energetic to an extreme degree" (Dalby 1972:181)] n. a stunt: 1966 The King said, "I want two boys to do some jazz" [They jump out of a window] (Crowley 123).

—v. in the phrase jazz around to show off. (Exuma)

Tags: noun, verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2011-05-30 22:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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