how to pronounce jitterbug


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jitterbug is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of jitterbug


  1. A nervous or jittery person.
  2. A jazz musician or aficionado.
  3. Synonym of diddley bow (“type of stringed instrument").
  4. An uptempo jazz or swing dance which embellishes on the two-step pattern and frequently incorporates acrobatic style swing steps.


  1. To dance the jitterbug.

jitterbug frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jitterbug occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics jitterbug can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that jitterbug can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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