boo gied


[boog-ee, boo-gee]
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), boogied, boogieing.
to dance energetically, especially to rock music.
Slang. (often followed by on down ) to go.

1920–25, Americanism; of uncertain origin

bogey, bogy, boogie. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
boogie (ˈbuːɡɪ)
vb , -gies, -gieing, -gied
1.  to dance to pop music
2.  to make love
3.  a session of dancing to pop music
[C20: originally African-American slang, perhaps from Kongo mbugi devilishly good]

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Word Origin & History

originally "dance to boogie music," a late 1960s style of rock music based on blues chords, from earlier boogie, a style of blues (1941), short for boogie-woogie (1928), a reduplication of boogie (1917), which meant "rent party" in Amer.Eng. slang.
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Slang Dictionary

boogie definition

[ˈbugi] or [ˈbʊgi]
  1. n.
    a kind of rock dance. : I didn't like the boogie until I learned how to do it right.
  2. in.
    to dance rock-style. : I'm too old to boogie.
  3. n.
    a party where the boogieis danced. : There's a boogie over at Steve's tonight.
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