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    Default what's the meaning of the following?

    I'm not hip to your jive

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    Default Re: what's the meaning of the following?

    Quote Originally Posted by john3_10 View Post
    I'm not hip to your jive
    Roughly, in horrible American slang, it means 'I don't like what you are saying.'

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    Default Re: what's the meaning of the following?

    It means

    I am not understanding what you are doing

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    I am not agreeing to your actions or words

    Being "hip to the jive" is more 1960'2 Beatnik era-speak than current slang.
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    Default Re: what's the meaning of the following?

    In this context:

    hip = knowledgeable
    jive = nonesense

    It basically means: I don't understand you, you're not making sense, you're crazy.

    Hip can also mean trendy.

    Jive can also mean a lie or lie to:

    That's jive. = That's a lie or that's nonesense.
    Don't jive me. = Don't lie to me or don't fool around with me.
    You're jiving me. = You're lying or you're joking.

    Jive also refers to the swing style of jazz, as in the songs "Jive at Five" and "Jumpin' Jive."

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