boogie-woogie[bo̵og′ē wo̵og′ē, bo̵̅o̅′gē wo̵̅o̅′gē]
a blues-based style of jazz piano playing in which insistently repeated bass figures employing eighth notes accompany melodic variations in the treble
Origin of boogie-woogieechoic; uncertain or unknown; perhaps suggested by the characteristic “walking” bass; uncertain or unknown; perhaps reduplicated, reduplication of boogie, variant, variety of bogy (hobgoblin)
A style of blues piano playing characterized by a quick tempo, a repeated bass line, and a series of improvised variations in the treble.
Origin of boogie-woogieFrom 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 bug&irevc;, to beat drums.