- Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
- a lively form of rock 'n' roll, based on the blues.
- to dance energetically, especially to rock music.
- Slang. (often followed by on down) to go.
Origin of boogie
Related Words for boogiedisco, waltz, rock, samba, tango, sashay, ramble, drift, wander, mosey, loiter, meander, toddle, saunter, stroll, bop, swing, blues, boogie, boogie-woogie
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Contemporary Examples of boogie
Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, has taken on the task of adapting Vice for the screen.Viral Video of the Day: The ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer Is Loopy Fun
September 30, 2014
Hoffman was an everyman, and was at his best when tackling romantic rejection onscreen, be it in Boogie Nights, or here.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More
February 2, 2014
Would you say Boogie Nights was the role that really seemed to put you on the map?Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More
May 24, 2013
Should we cheat like Boogie Nights did, flashing everybody the biggest cock of all time?I Am an Accidental Pornographer
September 30, 2011
It was the era of Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Tribe Called Quest, and MC Lyte.The Scandal of the Players Ball
Malika Saada Saar
December 10, 2010
Historical Examples of boogie
Maybe they were both remembering those old days, the Boogie Woogie Elmos.Makers
- to dance to pop music
- to make love
- a session of dancing to pop music
Word Origin for boogie
originally "dance to boogie music," a late 1960s style of rock music based on blues chords, from earlier boogie, a style of blues (1941, also as a verb), short for boogie-woogie (1928), a reduplication of boogie (1917), which meant "rent party" in American English slang. A song title, "That Syncopated Boogie-boo," appears in a copyright listing from 1912.