Skiffle Definition

skĭfəl
noun
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
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Origin of Skiffle

  • Origin unknown

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

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