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bugaloo

[boo g-uh-loo, boo-guh-] /ˌbʊg əˈlu, ˌbu gə-/
noun, plural bugaloos.
1.
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.
Origin
of obscure origin
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boogaloo

modifier
  1. : That's really voodoo music, man, boogaloo music
  2. : Go out and have a bugaloo good time
noun

A shuffling, shoulder-swinging dance: feet doing a fast boogaloo in the grass

verb
  1. : They boogalooed down the street
  2. To carry on jocularly; play; tease; fool around

[1960s+; apparently a rhyming form based on boog, like boogerboo]


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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