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jam

verb; zero derivation
to do something fun, especially after a busy week. This is a generalization of the concept of getting together to improvise music in a relaxed, laid back manner. The musical connotation is removed. The term was influenced by the relaxed imagery one gets from Bob Marley's song Jammin'. This word was coined because it adds imagery to the concept of hanging out, giving verbal color and undertones.
 
We need to jam this weekend.
Etymology : Early 18th century, Origin uncertain. Perhaps from Mandingo and black West African English jama 'crowd gathering' and Wolof jaam 'enslaved person'
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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