- a dance for couples, esp. in the late 1930s and early 1940s, involving fast, acrobatic movements to swing music
- a dancer of the jitterbug
jitter + bug
intransitive verb jitterbugged, jitterbugging
to dance the jitterbug
See jitterbug in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb jit·ter·bugged
- 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.
- One who performs this dance.
To perform this dance.
Origin: From jitterbug, heavy drinker who suffers from the jitters
Origin: , from jitter
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