Daily Images | Jitterbug

Daily Images – the term jitterbug comes from an early 20th-century slang for alcoholics who suffered from the “jitters” (i.e., delirium tremens). The term became associated with swing dancers who danced without any control or knowledge of the dance. In popular culture, it became generalized to mean swing dancers themselves, or a type of swing dance – for example “they danced the jitterbug”, or the act of swing dancing – “People were top-notch jitterbugging, jumping around, cutting loose and going crazy”

Daily Images | Jitterbug

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