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hoedown

[hoh-doun] /ˈhoʊˌdaʊn/
noun
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.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; hoe + down1
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Examples for hoedown
  • Ancient and modern styles meet in this hula hoedown.
  • The prairie hoedown began again with more grouse flying in to join the dancers.
British Dictionary definitions for hoedown

hoedown

/ˈhəʊˌdaʊn/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a boisterous square dance
2.
a party at which hoedowns are danced
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Slang definitions & phrases for hoedown

hoedown

noun
  1. (also hoe-dig) A country square dance (1807+)
  2. A lively and noisy argument (1950s+)
  3. A riotous fight; brawl: Mr Clinton has put more energy into such old-politics hoedowns (1950s+)
  4. A fight between gangs; rumble: Anything can start a hoedown (1950s+ Street gangs)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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