jitterbug

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance
jitterbugjit‧ter‧bug /ˈdʒɪtəbʌɡ $ -ər-/ noun [singular] APDa fast jazz dance popular in the 1940s
Examples from the Corpus
jitterbugAt the shallow end, with their hair in caps, the girls from Typing did the jitterbug in twos.
Origin jitterbug (1900-2000) jitter to move quickly and nervously ((1900-2000)) (from jitters) + bug person with a strong interest in something ((19-21 centuries)); probably invented by the U.S. band leader Cab Calloway