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[ boo g-uh-loo, boo-guh- ]
/ ˌbʊg əˈlu, ˌbu gə- /

noun, plural bug·a·loos.

a fast dance of Afro-American origin, performed by couples and characterized by dancing apart and moving the body in short, quick movements to the beat of the music.

Nearby words

bug out, bug-eyed, bug-juice, bugaboo, bugaku, bugaloo, buganda, bugatti, bugayev, bugayev, boris nikolayevich, bugbane

Origin of bugaloo

of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019