hoedown

[ hoh-doun ]
/ ˈhoʊˌdaʊn /

noun

a community dancing party typically featuring folk and square dances accompanied by lively hillbilly tunes played on the fiddle.
the hillbilly or country music typical of a hoedown.

Origin of hoedown

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; hoe + down1
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British Dictionary definitions for hoedown

hoedown

/ (ˈhəʊˌdaʊn) /

noun US and Canadian

a boisterous square dance
a party at which hoedowns are danced
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Word Origin and History for hoedown

hoedown


n.
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