I. noun Date: 1938 1. a jazz variation of the two-step in which couples swing, balance, and twirl in standardized patterns and often with vigorous acrobatics 2. one who dances the jitterbug II. intransitive verb Date: 1939 1. to dance the jitterbug 2. to move around or back and forth with quick often jerky movements especially to confuse or disconcert an opponent in sports

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  • Jitterbug — can be used as a noun to refer to a swing dancer or various types of swing dances, e.g., Lindy Hop [cite book last = Manning first = Frankie authorlink = Frankie Manning coauthors = Cynthia R. Millman title = Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy… …   Wikipedia

  • Jitterbug — peut être utilisé comme nom pour désigner un danseur de Swing ou bien différentes variations de danses Swing comme le Lindy Hop[1], le Jive ou le West Coast Swing. Aux États Unis il est aussi utilisé comme verbe pour décrire une personne dansant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • jitterbug — v. i. to do the jitterbug. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jitterbug — ☆ jitterbug [jit′ərbug΄ ] n. [ JITTER + BUG1] 1. a dance for couples, esp. in the late 1930s and early 1940s, involving fast, acrobatic movements to swing music 2. a dancer of the jitterbug vi. jitterbugged, jitterbugging to dance the jitterbug …   English World dictionary

  • jitterbug — n. 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jitterbug — GÍTĂRBAG/ s. m. 1. nume dat unor amatori de jaz care se agită fără rost în timpul unei audiţii. 2. dans acrobatic, agitat, dezlănţuit. 3. dansator de jaz. (< engl. jitterbug) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • jitterbug — ► NOUN ▪ a fast dance performed to swing music, popular in the 1940s. ► VERB (jitterbugged, jitterbugging) ▪ dance the jitterbug …   English terms dictionary

  • jitterbug — (n.) popular type of fast swing dance, 1938, American English, from Jitter Bug, title of a song recorded by Cab Calloway in 1934. Probably the literal sense is one who has the jitters (see JITTERS (Cf. jitters); also Cf. BUG (Cf. bug) (n.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jitterbug — (izg. džìterbag) m DEFINICIJA glazb. društveni ples brzog ritma nastao u SAD u 1920 ih ETIMOLOGIJA amer.engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Jitterbug — Amerikanische Jitterbugs in den 1930er Jahren Der Jitterbug (von engl. jitterbug „Zappelphilipp“ zu to jitter „sich nervös hin und her bewegen“) ist ein schneller, exaltierter Tanzstil US amerikanischen Ursprungs, der nach 1945 auch in Europa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jitterbug — Jit|ter|bug 〈[ dʒı̣tə(r)bʌg] m. 6; Mus.〉 schneller, akrobatischer amerikan. Modetanz nach Jazzmusik [<engl. jitter „zittern, zappeln“ + bug „Käfer“] * * * Jit|ter|bug [ d̮ʒɪtɐbag ], der; [s], [s] [engl. jitterbug, aus: to jitter = zappelig… …   Universal-Lexikon

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