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jit·ter·bug

 (jĭt′ər-bŭg′)
n.
1. 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.
2. One who performs this dance.
intr.v. jit·ter·bugged, jit·ter·bug·ging, jit·ter·bugs
To perform this dance.

[From jitterbug, heavy drinker who suffers from the jitters, from jitter.]

jitterbug

(ˈdʒɪtəˌbʌɡ)
n
1. (Dancing) a fast jerky American dance, usually to a jazz accompaniment, that was popular in the 1940s
2. (Dancing) a person who dances the jitterbug
3. a highly nervous or excitable person
vb, -bugs, -bugging or -bugged
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance

jit•ter•bug

(ˈdʒɪt ərˌbʌg)

n., v. -bugged, -bug•ging. n.
1. a strenuously acrobatic jazz dance marked by standardized steps along with twirls, splits, and somersaults.
2. a person who dances the jitterbug.
v.i.
3. to dance the jitterbug.
[1930–35]
jit′ter•bug`ger, n.

jitterbug


Past participle: jitterbugged
Gerund: jitterbugging

Imperative
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jitterbug
Present
I jitterbug
you jitterbug
he/she/it jitterbugs
we jitterbug
you jitterbug
they jitterbug
Preterite
I jitterbugged
you jitterbugged
he/she/it jitterbugged
we jitterbugged
you jitterbugged
they jitterbugged
Present Continuous
I am jitterbugging
you are jitterbugging
he/she/it is jitterbugging
we are jitterbugging
you are jitterbugging
they are jitterbugging
Present Perfect
I have jitterbugged
you have jitterbugged
he/she/it has jitterbugged
we have jitterbugged
you have jitterbugged
they have jitterbugged
Past Continuous
I was jitterbugging
you were jitterbugging
he/she/it was jitterbugging
we were jitterbugging
you were jitterbugging
they were jitterbugging
Past Perfect
I had jitterbugged
you had jitterbugged
he/she/it had jitterbugged
we had jitterbugged
you had jitterbugged
they had jitterbugged
Future
I will jitterbug
you will jitterbug
he/she/it will jitterbug
we will jitterbug
you will jitterbug
they will jitterbug
Future Perfect
I will have jitterbugged
you will have jitterbugged
he/she/it will have jitterbugged
we will have jitterbugged
you will have jitterbugged
they will have jitterbugged
Future Continuous
I will be jitterbugging
you will be jitterbugging
he/she/it will be jitterbugging
we will be jitterbugging
you will be jitterbugging
they will be jitterbugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jitterbugging
you have been jitterbugging
he/she/it has been jitterbugging
we have been jitterbugging
you have been jitterbugging
they have been jitterbugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jitterbugging
you will have been jitterbugging
he/she/it will have been jitterbugging
we will have been jitterbugging
you will have been jitterbugging
they will have been jitterbugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jitterbugging
you had been jitterbugging
he/she/it had been jitterbugging
we had been jitterbugging
you had been jitterbugging
they had been jitterbugging
Conditional
I would jitterbug
you would jitterbug
he/she/it would jitterbug
we would jitterbug
you would jitterbug
they would jitterbug
Past Conditional
I would have jitterbugged
you would have jitterbugged
he/she/it would have jitterbugged
we would have jitterbugged
you would have jitterbugged
they would have jitterbugged

jitterbug

A variation on the two-step, it was the link between swing and rock’n’roll. Its distinct style is marked by strenuous movements and occasional acrobatics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jitterbug - a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940sjitterbug - a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
Verb1.jitterbug - do the jitterbug
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations

jitterbug

n
(= dance)Jitterbug m
(inf: = panicky person) → Nervenbündel nt (inf)
viJitterbug tanzen
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