[boo g-ee-woo g-ee, boo-gee-woo-gee]

noun Jazz.

a form of instrumental blues, especially for piano, using melodic variations over a constantly repeated bass figure.

Origin of boogie-woogie

1925–30, Americanism; rhyming compound perhaps based on boogie
Also called boogie. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for boogie-woogie

bop, swing, blues, boogie, ragtime, Dixieland, jive, bebop

British Dictionary definitions for boogie-woogie



a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues
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