Skiffle Definition

A former primitive style of jazz played by bands using some nonstandard or homemade instruments.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World

Origin of Skiffle

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

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