Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To dance to rock music.
  • intransitive verb To get going; leave.
  • intransitive verb To move quickly.
  • noun Strongly rhythmic rock music.
  • noun Boogie-woogie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Music) an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano).
  • noun slang a black person; -- offensive and disparaging.
  • intransitive verb to do a lively dance, often with the two partners not touching, to the accompaniment of rock music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal A piece of solid or semi-solid mucus in or removed from the nostril cavity; booger.
  • noun informal Dancing usually prominently exhibiting movements of the buttocks.
  • noun skydiving, informal A large, organised skydiving event.
  • verb intransitive To dance a boogie.
  • verb intransitive, informal To move, walk, leave, exit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb dance to boogie music
  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From boogie-woogie.]

Examples

  • (Soundbite of music) ROBERTS: The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll states that the term boogie derives from the jazz-based boogie-woogie, a piano style that featured a hot rhythm based on eight to the bar figures played with the left hand.

    Boogie-Woogie Flu Sufferers, Unite

  • (Soundbite of music) ROBERTS: The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll states that the term boogie derives from the jazz-based boogie-woogie, a piano style that featured a hot rhythm based on eight to the bar figures played with the left hand.

    Boogie-Woogie Flu Sufferers, Unite

  • The title boogie "Rock a While" propels one onto the dance floor from the first notes - Alan Hagar burns it up on guitar on this one.

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  • (Soundbite of music) MILES: In the '60s and' 70s, Toussaint made a series of good but uneven albums that included a lot of what he calls boogie-ing and woogie-ing.

    New Albums By Booker T. And Allen Toussaint

  • (Soundbite of music) MILES: In the '60s and' 70s, Toussaint made a series of good but uneven albums that included a lot of what he calls boogie-ing and woogie-ing.

    New Albums By Booker T. And Allen Toussaint

  • (Soundbite of music) MILES: In the '60s and' 70s, Toussaint made a series of good but uneven albums that included a lot of what he calls boogie-ing and woogie-ing.

    New Albums By Booker T. And Allen Toussaint

  • (Soundbite of music) Mr. MYERS: The slang boogie-woogie most likely evolved from booger rooger (ph), a phrase first coined by Texas blues Blind Lemon Jefferson.

    Boogie-Woogie Flu Sufferers, Unite

  • (Soundbite of music) Mr. MYERS: The slang boogie-woogie most likely evolved from booger rooger (ph), a phrase first coined by Texas blues Blind Lemon Jefferson.

    Boogie-Woogie Flu Sufferers, Unite

  • The word boogie has been consistently used for so many other meanings during my lifetime that the racial slur aspect of the word is basically archaic.

    "That's what happens when you interrupt the white man!"

  • Research has been created a tool called boogie which is intended as a layer on which to build program verifiers for other languages.

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