boog·ie-woog·ie (bg′ē-wgē, b′gē-wgē)
A style of blues piano playing characterized by a quick tempo, a repeated bass line, and a series of improvised variations in the treble.
[From African American Vernacular English, perhaps ultimately of West African origin and akin to Hausa bugi, form taken by the verb buga, to beat (drums), when preceding a noun object or to Mande bugɔ, to beat drums.]
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