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

  • noun A group that uses unconventional or improvised instruments, such as jugs, kazoos, and washboards.

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  • noun music Especially in the U. S., a group of rustic musicians, specializing in bluegrass or folk music, whose instruments include empty jugs, bottles, and similar containers of various sizes which produce musical sounds when the player blows across the openings at the tops of their necks.

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  • noun a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments


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