"Jive turkey" is an American slang term that was popular in the 1970s. It is used as a derogatory term for a person who is seen as foolish, unreliable, or not to be trusted. The term "jive" originated in African-American Vernacular English and means to talk in a deceptive or insincere way, while "turkey" is used as an insult to suggest that someone is stupid or inept. Together, "jive turkey" became a common insult used in the 1970s to mock someone who was considered uncool or out of touch with popular culture. Today, the term is considered outdated and offensive.