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jive

n. [cf. US Black "jive misleading talk; cf. Wolof jev, jew to talk about somebody in his absence, esp. in a disparaging way; cf. also English jibe" (Dalby 1972:182)] nonsense; verbal opposition: I'll walk right down there and if she start talking any jive to me, first thing I gon tell her "I's more Christian than you!" (Ragged).

—v. [cf. Liberian jayb tease (Hancock p.c.); cf. US Black jive tease, play (Claerbaut)] to play around roughly; to wrestle. (San Sal.)

Tags: game, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-31 18:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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