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jitterbug

[ jit-er-buhg ]
/ 藞d蕭瑟t 蓹r藢b蕦g /
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noun
a strenuously acrobatic dance consisting of a few standardized steps augmented by twirls, splits, somersaults, etc., popular especially in the early 1940s and performed chiefly to boogie-woogie and swing.
a person who dances the jitterbug.
verb (used without object), jit路ter路bugged, jit路ter路bug路ging.
to dance the jitterbug.
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Origin of jitterbug

An Americanism dating back to 1930鈥35; jitter + bug1

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British Dictionary definitions for jitterbug

jitterbug
/ (藞d蕭瑟t蓹藢b蕦伞) /

noun
a fast jerky American dance, usually to a jazz accompaniment, that was popular in the 1940s
a person who dances the jitterbug
a highly nervous or excitable person
verb -bugs, -bugging or -bugged
(intr) to perform such a dance
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