boogie

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boogie (plural boogies)

  1. (informal) A piece of solid or semi-solid mucus in or removed from the nostril cavity; booger.
  2. (informal) Dancing usually prominently exhibiting movements of the buttocks.
  3. (skydiving, informal) A large, organised skydiving event.

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  • 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[1]
    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.

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boogie (third-person singular simple present boogies, present participle boogying or boogieing, simple past and past participle boogied)

  1. (intransitive) To dance a boogie.
  2. (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.