Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of American folk or square dance.
  • noun The type of music typically played for such a dance
  • noun A gathering at which such dances take place.
  • verb To dance a hoedown dance

Etymologies

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1835–45, Americanism; hoe +‎ down. Social gathering after work time has finished

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