hoedown
noun Date: 1841 1. square dance 2. a gathering featuring hoedowns

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  • hoedown — noisy dance, 1841, apparently originally the name of a specific dance, perhaps from perceived parallel of dance motions to those of farm chores, hence from HOE (Cf. hoe) (n.). The step of every negro dance that was ever known, was called into… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoedown — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a lively folk dance …   English terms dictionary

  • hoedown — ☆ hoedown [hō′doun΄ ] n. [prob. of black orig.; assoc. with BREAKDOWN, sense 2] 1. a lively, rollicking dance, often a square dance 2. music for this 3. a party at which hoedowns are danced …   English World dictionary

  • Hoedown — A hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meter, and also the musical form associated with it.In the 19th century the hoedown was mainly associated with black people, and was a dance in quick movement most likely related …   Wikipedia

  • hoedown — noun a) A type of American folk or square dance. John and Susie went to the square dance and did the hoedown. b) The type of music typically played for such a dance We have to get to the hoedown before noon, or well be late …   Wiktionary

  • hoedown — /hoh down /, n. 1. a community dancing party typically featuring folk and square dances accompanied by lively hillbilly tunes played on the fiddle. 2. the hillbilly or country music typical of a hoedown. [1835 45, Amer.; HOE + DOWN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hoedown — hoe•down [[t]ˈhoʊˌdaʊn[/t]] n. 1) mad a community dancing party typically featuring folk and square dances accompanied by lively hillbilly tunes played on the fiddle 2) mad the music typical of a hoedown • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • hoedown — hoe|down [ hou,doun ] noun count AMERICAN a party at which people dance SQUARE DANCES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hoedown — n. dance party with folk dancing and square dancing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoedown — woodhen …   Anagrams dictionary

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