square-dance

[skwair-dans, -dahns]
verb (used without object), square-danced, square-danc·ing.
  1. to perform or participate in a square dance.
  2. to participate in a hoedown.

Origin of square-dance

First recorded in 1955–60

square dance

noun
  1. a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square or in some set form.
  2. hoedown(def 1).

Origin of square dance

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formssquare dancer, nounsquare dancing, noun
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Related Words for square-dance

hoedown, quadrille

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British Dictionary definitions for square-dance

square dance

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
verb square-dance
  1. (intr) to perform such a dance
Derived Formssquare-dancer, noun
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