American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A square dance.
- n. The music for a square dance.
- n. A social gathering at which square dancing takes place.
- 1835–45, Americanism; hoe + down. Social gathering after work time has finished (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“Officer Miller was a mile away, hanging on to the shirttails of the Seawanaka hoedown.”
“You can look forward to hearing Miller call the hoedown for years to come because he says he's not ready to retire.”
“Calling a hoedown is a lot like being a conductor and commentator.”
“Physicians proscribed it in this, that, and the other disease; government provided it for soldiers and sailors; and to have a rolling or raising, a husking or "hoedown," anywhere about without it was positively insufferable.”
“Since he reads my call for festive prayer as the same as a "hoedown," readers can judge for themselves as to his abilities to understand texts.”
“Charm City's perpetual star-in-waiting jubilantly covers/remixes Miley Cyrus's populist hoedown, rendering it even more awesome.”
“Remix Charm City's perpetual star-in-waiting jubilantly covers/remixes Miley Cyrus's populist hoedown, rendering it even more awesome.”
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