Definition of hootenanny
1 chiefly dialectal : gadget
2 : a gathering at which folk singers entertain often with the audience joining in
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The strangely addicting football hootenanny called the NFL Draft is now three-sevenths done.
This project was a particular obsession of the last Republican administration and, last month, sensing that the time was ripe for a comeback, many of the superstars in the previous disenfranchisement hootenanny wrote a letter to JeffBo.
If the score often suggests a rock hootenanny at a with-it, youth-courting church, the design brings to mind a sound and light show that might be whipped up for holiday spectacles at such an institution, albeit of a sophisticated order.
Well, because the Westword Music Festival has just announced the initial lineup for its 2017 hootenanny.
Mr. Uhry and Mr. Waldman brought Welty’s shadowy fantasyland down to earth and into the light, setting the plot to the rambunctious rhythms of a hootenanny, where tall tales are swapped and party drinks come in jugs.
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Origin and Etymology of hootenanny
First Known Use: 1929See Words from the same year
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