noun(also boogie-woogie) (plural boogies) [mass noun]
- 1A style of blues played on the piano with a strong, fast beat: the strident boogie of the title track [count noun]: the pianist cruises through old-fashioned boogiesMore example sentences
- Then, some boogie-woogie piano comes in, and kids begin shouting, ‘Happy birthday to you!’
- Some boogie-woogie piano, some Japanese pop, some Frank Sinatra.
- I mean, Paul's about as close to an original as you can get without being one, but if I really want to hear some great boogie-woogie, I'll go to the source, thanks.
- 1.1 [count noun] • informal A dance to pop or rock music.More example sentences
- It is a fantastic album and whenever we do a concert and she is playing we all have a boogie and try and copy her dance routines.
- After a bit of a boogie to Grooverider with the dance nutters we left for home at about 3am.
- Down by Mexico way is close by makes a nice combo if you fancy a salsa boogie upstairs.
verb (boogies, boogieing, boogied)[no object] • informal Back to top
- 1Dance to pop or rock music: Pat went off to boogie to a steel bandMore example sentences
- ‘I would like to show them how to boogie down,’ he shouts on the album's most cohesive song, ‘Paper Mills’.
- As the night wore on, the disco took over with young and old taking to the dance floor to boogie the night away.
- If you shimmied to ‘Shake,’ you'll want to boogie down to ‘Bounce’ and ‘Girl Next Door.’
- 1.1 [no object, with adverbial of direction] North American Move or leave somewhere fast: I think we’d better boogie on out of hereMore example sentences
- Obviously we'll do the show and then right after that I have to boogie out to get to Texas because we start running the following day in Texas.
- When the effervescent teenage waiter boogied past us on his way another table, M stopped him with the question that was clearly eating him.
early 20th century (originally US in the sense 'party'): of unknown origin.
More definitions of boogieDefinition of boogie in:
- The US English dictionary