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blow jive

slang To smoke marijuana. My little brother has no aspirations of going to college—he'd much rather blow jive with his friends all day.
See also: blow, jive

jive

1. noun, slang Glib, nonsensical, or fallacious talk. The term originated as African-American vernacular. You quit talking jive now, you hear me?
2. adjective, slang Misleading, disingenuous, and foolish. I'd like to believe him, but this sounds like his usual jive nonsense.
3. verb, slang To deceive or mislead (someone) with exaggerated, meaningless talk. All the men sat around the table joking and jiving, trying to best each other with the most over-the-top stories.

jive stick

dated slang A cigarette or cigar filled with marijuana. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular. No thanks, I haven't touched a jive stick since I was a teenager. They were passing a couple jive sticks around, talking all sorts of nonsense.
See also: jive, stick

jive talk

slang Glib, nonsensical, or fallacious talk. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular. You quit that jive talk, you hear me? Give me a straightforward answer for once! All the men sat around the table spinning yarns and laying on the jive talk.
See also: jive, talk

jive turkey

dated slang A ridiculous, idiotic, and contemptible person. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular. Tell that jive turkey to get his butt in here. With a jive turkey like that in charge, it's no wonder the company is going bankrupt!
See also: jive, turkey

jive-ass

rude slang Ridiculous, idiotic, and contemptible. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular. Tell that jive-ass punk to get in here. It was pretty clear the crowd wasn't buying his jive-ass speech.

pull jive

slang To drink alcohol, typically wine. Primarily heard in Chicago. When I was in the Vice Lords gang, we'd always pull jive just before lining up for a fight with a rival gang.
See also: jive, pull
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blow jive

tv. to smoke marijuana. (see also jive.) Man, let’s go out and blow some jive!
See also: blow, jive

jive

(dʒɑɪv)
1. n. drugs; marijuana. (see also gyve.) That jive is gonna be the end of you.
2. n. back talk. Don’t you give me any of that jive!
3. n. lies; deception; nonsense. No more of your jive. Talk straight or don’t talk.
4. mod. deceptive; insincere. I listened to her little jive speech and then fired her.

jive talk

n. slang; contemporary fad words. I like to hear jive talk. It’s like trying to work a puzzle.
See also: jive, talk

jive turkey

n. a stupid person. What jive turkey made this mess?
See also: jive, turkey

jive-ass

mod. foolish. (Usually objectionable.) You can tell that jive-ass jerk to forget it.

pull jive

tv. to drink liquor. (see also jive.) Let’s go pull jive for a while.
See also: jive, pull
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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