a form of instrumental blues, especially for piano, using melodic variations over a constantly repeated bass figure.
a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues
Syphilis, esp advanced syphilis (1900s+ Black)
A fast jazz piano style with a heavy rolling bass played eight beats to the measure, often used as a song accompaniment (1920s+ Jazz musicians)
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person. boogie-woogie. a lively form of rock ‘n’ roll, based on the blues. to dance energetically, especially to rock music. Slang. (often followed by on down) to go. verb (intransitive) -gies, -gieing, -gied to dance to pop music to make love noun […]
noun (NZ, informal) up the boohai, thoroughly lost
to weep noisily; blubber. the sound of noisy weeping. Historical Examples Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844 Various Mary Cary Kate Langley Bosher verb -hoos, -hooing, -hooed to sob or pretend to sob noisily noun (pl) -hoos (sometimes pl) distressed or pretended sobbing