jitterbug


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

jitterbug

1. a fast jerky American dance, usually to a jazz accompaniment, that was popular in the 1940s
2. a person who dances the jitterbug

jitterbug

A tamper, usually pneumatic, for concrete.
References in periodicals archive ?
If some aspects of the Jitterbug Flip sounded good, but more smartphone features are appealing, the Jitterbug Smart combines senior-focused design with smartphone functionality.
Section 2 introduces the principle of Jitterbug and corresponding analysis.
Jitterbug Lift takes off with the opening shot of the Cold War in 1948, when the Soviet Union deprived Berliners of supplies, and blockaded access to the city.
Jitterbug is in its 29th year of business and one of the few antique stores in Utah that survived the great recession.
The dance was the jitterbug. The moves were exhilarating.
BLACK BEAUTY: Beaded black dress, right, pounds 300 FLOWING: Off the shoulder lace details dress, right, pounds 145 BACK IN BLACK: Jitterbug prom dress, right, pounds 215 CATTY: Leopard print mini dress, right, pounds 175, and left, the original design LADY IN RED: Maxi dress, left, pounds 285 CLASSIC LOOK: Regatta dress, left, pounds 245 LILY WHITE: Lily, left, with her dad, actor Keith Allen, at her wedding.
He said: "When people think of the Forties, they might just think of crooners, but you had the jitterbug and other fast-paced music too.
Now if you're anything like me, at the mere mention of Wham!, you've got the Pavlovian urge to say "jitterbug," an early rock & roll dance that peaked, yes, in the '50s.
date as the jitterbug. Where are the shows of frontal hair?
Thousands of phones sold by Jitterbug, a mobile operator that specializes in simple handsets for limited uses such as emergency calls, are being recalled because they can't be used to call 911 in some rare cases.<p>Jitterbug sells bare-bones handsets and no-contract service plans geared toward seniors and other consumers who don't make heavy use of cell phones.
From the "Comedy Cakewalk" and "Two Step" of the early 1900's, to the many variants of the Charleston in the 1920s, the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug in the 1930's, to Rumba, and Conga in the 1940s, and much more, a vast plethora of dance styles and highlights have been preserved for posterity.
When the boom is down during operation, that lock is needed to keep the boom from doing the ol' jitterbug every time you hit a bump in the road.