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boog·ie(bo͝og′ē, bo͞o′gē) Slang
intr.v. boog·ied, boog·y·ing, boog·ies
1. To dance to rock music.
a. To get going; leave: We're late; let's boogie.
b. To move quickly: boogied down the road in their car.
1. Strongly rhythmic rock music.
vb (intr) , -gies, -gieing or -gied
1. to dance to pop music
2. to make love
a session of dancing to pop music
[C20: originally African-American slang, perhaps from Kongo mbugi devilishly good]
boog•ie(ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi)
n., v. -ied, -ie•ing. n.
2. a lively form of rock, based on the blues.v.i.
3. to dance to rock music.
4. Slang. to get going.
[1920–25, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
Past participle: boogied
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|Noun||1.||boogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)|
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
|Verb||1.||boogie - dance to boogie music|