(US, idiomatic, slang) Someone who is jiving, as in dancing. jive-turkey definition: Noun (plural jive turkeys) 1. Often applied to people being funny or showy. Jive Turkey was a derogatory slang word in African American Vernacular English (Ebonics), used to refer to someone who was unreliable, made empty promises, or who was full of bluster. Tell that jive turkey to get his butt in here. 2. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular.
Other terms relating to 'turkey': bull-turkey-jive; Definitions include: bull shit, for people who are tired of saying bull-shit. 1989 , Lynda Barry , Ernie Pook's Comeek , "String Heads": With a jive turkey like that in charge, it's no wonder the company is going bankrupt! jive turkey. cold turkey jive; Definitions include: dancing. See also: jive, turkey. A jive turkey is someone who is unreliable, makes exaggerations or empty promises, or who is otherwise dishonest. The phrase is so associated with 1970s culture. dated slang A ridiculous, idiotic, and contemptible person. jive slick; Definitions include: When an object or person is tight, cool, on point, or looks really good or nice. jive turkey (plural jive turkeys) ( US , idiomatic , derogatory , dated slang ) A stupid person; an idiot; a chump. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. Farlex Dictionary of Idioms.