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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: jitter 'to move quickly and nervously' (1900-2000) (from jitters) + bug 'person with a strong interest in something' (19-21 centuries); probably invented by the U.S. band leader Cab Calloway

jitterbug

noun
     
Related topics: Dance
jit‧ter‧bug [singular]
APD a fast jazz dance popular in the 1940s

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