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 fast dance of the 1940s to swing music
A popular dance of the 1940's.
a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
(1) Vernacular term used to describe almost any swing dancing that was done to the big band jazz of the 30?s and 40?s; (2) Modern term describing a version of swing dance with a 6 beat basic, triple-steps, usually done to faster music.
A lively dance for couples, usually done to swing music.
(obsolescent after the early forties) a frenzied jazz dancer, generally an adolescent.
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The Jitterbug is a term used to describe various types of swing dancing. The name comes from an early 20th century slang term used to describe alcoholics who suffered from the "jitters" (delirium tremens). This term was famously associated with swing era dancers by band leader Cab Calloway because, as he put it, "They look like a bunch of jitterbugs out there on the floor" due to their fast often bouncy movements.