- a former primitive style of jazz played by bands using some nonstandard or homemade instruments
- a kind of up-tempo popular music like this, played as by jug bands, esp. in the United Kingdom in the 1950s, characterized by elements of jazz, blues, country, folk, etc.
See skiffle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Jazz, folk, or country music played by performers who use unconventional instruments, such as kazoos, washboards, or jugs, sometimes in combination with conventional instruments.
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