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.
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.
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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