Skiffle meaning

skĭfəl
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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A former primitive style of jazz played by bands using some nonstandard or homemade instruments.
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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.
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A type of folk music, with jazz and blues influences, using homemade or improvised instruments.
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Origin of skiffle

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition