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jam (1)

[US Black, to make exciting music, to have a good time socially (Major); OEDS 11, to play in a jam (session), to improvise (a tune); cf. also "jamboree noisy revel, cf. Mandingo jama (from Arabic) crowd, gathering" (Dalby 1972:181)] v. t. 1. to play music: [to a musician] You jamming tonight? (Ragged). They going to the Cabaret listen to the Saxons jam (Nassau). (Gen.)

2.    also v.t. to play music loudly (on a record player): Don't jam the record player! (White). The record player was jamming (White). (Gen.)

3.      [US Black idem (Kochman 1972:165)] to have fun with friends, especially with music and dancing. (Black)

4.      [US Black idem (Kochman 1972:165); cf. also Brit. slang jam female pudend, have a bit of jam to colt DES] to have sexual intercourse (youth slang). (Black)

Tags: dance, music, sexuality, verb, youth slang

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Last update: 2011-05-30 05:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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