I have always Dont Be So Jive - Sag War Fare - Dont Be So Jive / Girl! You Better Change the term "to jive" meant "to agree with". Often I have heard it in the negative like "that doesn't jive". Does anyone know where the word "jibe" originates? I know that one reference relates it to the jib of a ship. How does that relate to "being in agreement with"? I've always known the word jibe to have the meaning 'to agree or be consistent', as in "his appearance doesn't jibe with his claim to be a prominent lawyer".
I think jive is used that way by people who don't know any better. They know the word jive already and think they're hearing the same word used a different way. Urban Dictionary is reflecting what people are saying lately, not proper English. In your case, "that doesn't jive" would mean something doesn't match up or "agree with. Stock up on winter home essentials. Get your last minute gifts!
More holiday gift inspiration. San Diego Art Nut Lv 6. I know that it is a form of music. The other definition is that it Primrose Path - Various - X-Mix (The DVD Collection Part III) (DVD) slang for nonsense. Does it have the other meaning of "being the same"? Or am I confusing it with a different word? Update: Does anyone know where the word "jibe" originates?
Answer Save. Karen L Lv 7. Favorite Answer. Jive: v to be consistent with, match up. Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.
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