boogie down

[ boo g-ee, boo-gee ]SEE DEFINITION OF boogie down
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WORD ORIGIN

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.

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