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boogie

[boog-ee, boo-gee]
noun
1.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
3.
a lively form of rock 'n' roll, based on the blues.
verb (used without object), boogied, boogieing.
4.
to dance energetically, especially to rock music.
5.
Slang. (often followed by on down ) to go.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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

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boogie
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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