hoedown

noun

hoe·​down ˈhō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce hoedown (audio)
1
2
: a gathering featuring hoedowns

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This year, however, the hot Halloween hoedown could be slightly more spectacular than past years, as the American Metro Society predicts that the Taurids will produce an increasing amount of activity. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 1 Nov. 2022 The strong fiddle presence, mainly courtesy of Aubrey Haynie, is not old-time country hoedown style, but in the swing mode associated with Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli. Barry Mazor, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2022 The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a boisterous Balkan brass hoedown, grew year after year, ultimately drawing thousands for long, sweaty, chandelier-rattling nights of traditional Old World circle dances and crowd-surfing. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2021 The novel hoedown was a preliminary to the fifth national square dance convention which opens in San Diego today. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 FunMaster Brien will be at the hoedown in Colerain. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 17 June 2021 Other acts for the Aug. 5-7 country-and-camping hoedown will be announced later. Jon Bream And Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 11 Jan. 2021 Fifteen minutes away, in Milford, FC Cincinnati held its third practice/workout/get-together/hoedown. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, 13 May 2020 Anderson finds a stylistic sweet spot in this piece, which simultaneously hints at hoedowns, Vivaldi concertos, Bach toccatas and bebop. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hoedown was in 1841

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“Hoedown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoedown. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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hoedown

noun

hoe·​down ˈhō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce hoedown (audio)
1
2
: a gathering featuring square dances

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