hoe·​down | \ ˈhō-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce hoedown (audio) \

Definition of hoedown

2 : a gathering featuring hoedowns

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Guests would then float through the world of Hanna-Barbera characters including a colorful cave, a wedding in the land of Little People, a hillbilly-esque hoedown, an elaborate water world, a spooky haunted house and a circus finale. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Banana Splits has a new movie, and surprise! It's a horror film," 21 Aug. 2019 One of Chicagoland’s most popular children’s musicians, Miss Jamie brings her hoedown to Morton Arboretum for its weekly family night. Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "15 things to do with the kids July 29 to Aug. 4," 28 July 2019 Some events are drop-in, but others require registration; enroll early! http://tinyurl.com/y44bbbyf Have a hoedown of a good time with Animal Farm, a local quartet that specializes in music for kids while delighting parents too. Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "15 things to do with the kids July 8-14," 7 July 2019 The Toe Jam Puppet Band will hold a hoedown, on Aug. 16. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Library Kicks Off Summer Reading With Festival," 26 June 2018 Rock-star dad is brave whether in his high-water Levis, cowboy boots and a straw hat, dancing the hoedown with 20 first-graders, or attempting a hair bun for his little girl’s dance recital. Jaclyn Stapp, PEOPLE.com, "Jaclyn Stapp's Blog: A Father's Day Tribute to My Husband (and Our Hero!) Scott," 18 June 2018 Partly recorded in Nashville, Golden is dusted with fingerpicked guitars and double-time hoedown refrains and liberal use of the word whoop. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Telling the Pop-Star-Goes-Country Story Again," 6 Apr. 2018 By the sound of this grinning tune, the impending apocalypse would seem to warrant a hoedown, not a nuclear bunker. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Country Music & Drugs: 10 Buzzworthy Moments From Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves," 28 Mar. 2018 Some cartons look like advertisements for down-on-the-farm hoedowns, a fantasy of cheery chickens and farm folk in a quilting bee or at a barn-raising. Adrienne Rose Johnson, Bon Appetit, "How to Buy the Best Eggs Possible," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of hoedown

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of hoedown

US : an informal country party where people do square dances

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