- a style of popular music of the 1950s, played chiefly on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
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- knob (def. 7).
- perh. akin to scabble
skif•fle2 (skif′əl),USA pronunciation n.
- Music and Dancea jazz style of the 1920s deriving from blues, ragtime, and folk music, played by bands made up of both standard and improvised instruments.
- Music and Dancea style of popular music developed in England during the 1950s, deriving from hillbilly music and rock-'n'-roll, and played on a heterogeneous group of instruments, as guitar, washboard, ceramic jug, washtub, and kazoo.
- origin, originally uncertain 1920–25