hoedown

noun

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

Examples of hoedown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Friends made the party their own personal hoedown Saturday at the Irving, Texas, hookah lounge. Char Adams, NBC News, 1 Apr. 2024 The time was 1951, and the place was Ottawa, where the woman was attending a hoedown at the home of Canada’s governor general. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2024 Goldenvoice, producers of the 2024 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, announced the set times for the three-day hoedown in the desert taking place on April 26-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio. Kelli Skye Fadroski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Still, the easiest and best way to catch Hallmark’s latest holly hoedown is in the moment. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 And a deliriously happy Tyler, the Creator joined them onstage for an impromptu hoedown. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2023 On leave with her squadron in Wyoming — the pretext for some whispers of swaying cowboy hoedown music — Jess falls in love with a rancher, Eric, and gets pregnant. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 29 Oct. 2023 Other autumn happenings: jug band music, a hoedown and ghost stories. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 Le’s do a hoedown, gal. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2020

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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 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hoedown

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

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