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Meaning of bugaloo

bug•a•loo

Pronunciation: (boog"u-l', b"gu-), [key]
— pl. -loos.
  1. a fast dance of Afro-American origin, performed by couples and characterized by dancing apart and moving the body in short, quick movements to the beat of the music.
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