- a former primitive style of jazz played by bands using some nonstandard or homemade instruments
- a kind of up-tempo popular music played as by jug bands, esp. in the United Kingdom in the 1950s, characterized by elements of jazz, blues, country, folk, etc.
Origin of skiffleorigin, originally uncertain
Jazz, folk, or country music played by performers who use unconventional instruments, such as kazoos, washboards, or jugs, sometimes in combination with conventional instruments.
Origin of skiffleOrigin unknown.