jitterbug

Definitions:

  • A strenuous dance performed to quick-tempo swing or jazz music and consisting of various two-step patterns embellished with twirls and sometimes acrobatic maneuvers.
  • One who performs this dance.
  • To perform this dance.
  • to do the jitterbug.
  • a fast and vigorous American dance that was popular in the 1940s, having few standardized steps and personalized with various twirls, twists, and acrobatic moves; it was performed often to the accompaniment of swing or boogie-woogie tunes.
  • A nervous or jittery person.
  • A <xref>jazz</xref> musician or aficionado.
  • An <xref>uptempo</xref> <xref>jazz</xref> or <xref>swing</xref> <xref>dance</xref> which <xref>embellishes</xref> on the <xref>two-step</xref> pattern and frequently <xref>incorporates</xref> <xref>acrobatic</xref> style swing <xref>steps</xref>.
  • To <xref>dance</xref> the jitterbug.
  • a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
  • do the jitterbug
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