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jitterbug

jitterbug
 v.— «“How can you stop the fighting?” The question puzzles Vincent. He cannot imagine a world in which there is no such “jitterbugging.”…He has been “jitterbugging” since he was about 13 and he is 17 now. But he says he does not enjoy it.» —“Youth Gang Members Tell Of Lives, Hates and Fears” by Harrison E. Salisbury in New York City New York Times Mar. 25, 1958. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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