-96- Mbuki-mvuki

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Verb. From Bantu.

“To strip out of your clothes so that you can dance”

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It has been suggested that the phrase ‘Boogie-Woogie’ may have come as a borrowing from mbuki-mvuki (see “They Have a Word for It: A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words and Phrases” by Howard Rheingold (2000)). It seems to make sense phonologically, but I’m not 100% sure of the etymology…

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