13 Essential Literary Terms
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.
A piece of nasal mucusRelated Terms
[1890s+; an extension of bugger, ''nasal mucus'']
: a boogie hairstyle/ boogie musicnoun