Then, when Ali's jive began to bend toward something like truth, Lipsyte snatched those thoughts for his column.
Instead, she wanted to listen to her music and go disco-ing or to some jive concert.
1928, "to deceive playfully," also "empty, misleading talk" (n.) and "a style of fast, lively jazz and dance music," American English, from Black English, probably of African origin (cf. Wolof jev, jeu "talk about someone absent, especially in a disparaging manner"). Related: Jived; jiving. Used from 1938 for "New York City African-American slang."
"agree," 1943, apparently a mistake for jibe (q.v.).
"not acting right," 1969, U.S. black English, from jive (n.) (see jive (1)). Extended form jive-ass (1964, adj.; 1969, n.) is defined in OED as "A word of fluid meaning and application."
: jive records/ jive dancers
[origin unknown; perhaps fr Wolof jev, ''talk disparagingly'']
To jibe; chime •The form gibe is found by 1813: The two answers do not jive
[1940+; origin uncertain; perhaps related to chime; the form gibe is found by 1813]