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V. it. American Dialect rhythm, "the beat" f. , p. 43. beat: musical beat time). i960 Dictionary of American Slang adj. [cf. "Prob. Society, ( fr. Tbeat-out' or ^beat-up' gen'l slang since widely current among jazzmen since c. v. c. 1750"; non- cf. , beat generation, beatnik] first — 1938 American Speech, Dec, 314. " — 1939 Jitterbug Jamboree Song Book, — 1939 lacking anything, low in beat: Jazzmen, He came from the beat side of town. — 1939 quot. p. p. tired, 32. spirit. p. 5. 1956 Sideman, p.
Back: of Original p. killer [jazz sense]. " p. 249. from way and skill. 1938 314. mellow back: adjective of Jericho, p. 300. — experience extraordinary used to describe a An implying the sense given in 1928 The Walls American Speech, Dec, ley's 1925-c. 1945, rare since] c. of — 1952 Harlem — 1944 Dan Bur- Jive, p. 16. " — 1959 Diggeth ThouP, p. 40. The spielers were shucking some hard jive from back. back beat, prominent than the maA secondary rhythmic accent. 1928 Melody Maker, Dec, p. 1295. Back Beats!
Unknown; current 1. since except historical] Original ley's Handbook c. See quots. of Harlem 1930-c. 1945, obs. — 1944 Dan Bur- Jive, p. 134. blip: a — 1945 Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary, — 1946 Really the Blues, cent Managers would murder own mothers for a deuce — 1956 The Real Jazz Old and New, of A nickel. v. coin. five . p. is p. 148. five cents. [poss. 2. 114. their . blips. , depression 1930's there was an esp. close relation be- tween money and pleasure; i960 Dictionary of American Slang, p.