Main definitions of jit in English

: jit1JIT2

jit1

(also jit jive)

noun

mass noun
  • A style of dance music popular in Zimbabwe.

    • ‘A variety of American pop genres are mixed now with zouk, rhi, and jit from Africa, salsa from the Caribbean, and Indian bhangra.’
    • ‘The Edinburgh-based Dance Base runs classes in hip hop, jit and breakdancing for adults and children.’
    • ‘Besides incorporating chimurenga music based on the rhythms of the mbira, Mtukudzi borrows from mpaqanga and jit.’
    • ‘For 25 years, he's been building his own ‘Tuku music’ style, blending trad mbira thumb-piano melodies and percussive katekwe, township mbaqanga and zesty Zimbabwean jit.’

Origin

Shona, from jit ‘to dance’.

Pronunciation

jit

/dʒɪt/

Main definitions of jit in English

: jit1JIT2

JIT2

  • (of manufacturing systems) just-in-time.

    ‘well-developed JIT systems’