[ boog-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /
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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.
verb (used without object), boog·ied, boog·ie·ing.
to dance energetically, especially to rock music.
Slang. to go (often followed by on down): We boogied on down to the club to catch the comedy act. We're gonna be late—let's boogie.
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Origin of boogie
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for boogie
/ (ˈbuːɡɪ) slang /
verb -gies, -gieing or -gied (intr)
to dance to pop music
to make love
a session of dancing to pop music
Word Origin for boogie
C20: originally African-American slang, perhaps from Kongo mbugi devilishly good
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