- 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 boogieingsashay, ramble, drift, wander, mosey, loiter, meander, toddle, saunter, stroll, ankle, dawdle, percolate, gander, boogie, fly, streak, run, clip, zip
- to dance to pop music
- to make love
- a session of dancing to pop music
Word Origin for boogie
Word Origin and History for boogieing
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.