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Definition of "hoedown" [hoedown]

  • A square dance. (noun)
  • The music for a square dance. (noun)
  • A social gathering at which square dancing takes place. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hoedown" in a sentence
  • "This upcoming hoedown is special with a capital "S," however."
  • "January 14th, 2010 at 12: 41 pm tombaker says: who cares whether it’s covered, even by ‘bagger cubs – everything they will say at their hoedown is so completely predictable and cliche’ed, that any regular here could sit down and dash off the script in an afternoon, and be 95% accurate."
  • "I was headed for Hot Chip, the band that matches pumping electronica to plaintive songs, and as I got closer I thought I was misguided: the minor-key tune and steady beat drifting across the field made me think I was heading toward a band playing some mountain hoedown."