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boogie (plural boogies)
- (informal) A piece of solid or semi-solid mucus in or removed from the nostril cavity; booger.
- (informal) Dancing usually prominently exhibiting movements of the buttocks.
- (skydiving, informal) A large, organised skydiving event.
- 2007 October 23, Murry Taylor, as quoted by Eric Weiner, “High-Tech Drone to Join Battle Against Calif. Flames”, National Public Radio, at NPR.org
- the fire engines are bigger, the crews are better trained and the aircraft are more modern. But we're dealing with Mother Nature, and she dances a mean boogie.
Dancing, usually exhibiting movements of the buttocks
- (intransitive) To dance a boogie.
2007 May 28, Tim Murphy, “A Little Older and a Bit Creakier, Skaters Boogie on in Central Park”, New York Times:
- Mr. Nichols said that with permits, equipment storage fees and other expenses, it costs the association about $7,000 for a season of boogieing.
- (intransitive, informal) To move, walk, leave, exit.
- Let's boogie on out of here.
1999, Thom Nicholson, 15 Months with SOG: A Warrior's Tour, page 75:
- Again, the entire line stopped, and again, by the time I got there the enemy had boogied, having accomplished their mission: to delay and harass us
2007, Blaize Clement, Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, page 69:
- The waiter boogied back with the drinks and did a little shimmy before he boogied off.
2002, Douglas H. Chadwick, A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed, page 149:
- Once in a while just coming upon a tilted snowbank in the midst of a feeding area is enough to send a band boogieing away downhill.