hoedown

noun
hoe·down | \ ˈhō-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of hoedown 

2 : a gathering featuring hoedowns

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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 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 Above the hoedown, Lincoln and a bouncing bee watch impassively. Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, "New ballet ‘Whipped Cream’ is weird and wonderful in Costa Mesa," 17 Mar. 2017 The free, toe-tapping, foot-stomping hoedown, from 1 to 3 p.m., features live music, garden tours, wagon rides and complimentary ice cream. Korky Vann, courant.com, "Bluegrass Bash Celebrates National Ice Cream Day," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of hoedown

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hoedown

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hoedown

: an informal country party where people do square dances

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