boogie

[ boog-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /
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noun

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boogie

bogey, bogie, bogy, boogie
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British Dictionary definitions for boogie

boogie
/ (ˈbuːɡɪ) slang /

verb -gies, -gieing or -gied (intr)

to dance to pop music
to make love

noun

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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