2. Noun. The type of music typically played for such a dance ¹
3. Noun. A gathering at which such dances take place. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Hoedown
1. a square dance [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoedown
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Literary usage of Hoedown
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Idaho Forester by University of Idaho College of Forestry, University of Idaho (1921)
"The fifth annual dance of the Associated Foresters, known on the campus as the "Tlm- ber beast hoedown", took place on M the University gymnasium. ..."
2. An Illustrated History of Monroe County, Iowa: A Complete Civil, Political by Frank Hickenlooper (1896)
"At the common "hoedown" those French terms used by the man who "calls off" are ... Taken as a whole, the "hoedown" has its legitimate place in society, ..."
3. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Fish (1905)
"... provided it for soldiers and sailors; and to have a rolling or raising, a husking or "hoedown," anywhere about without it was positively insufferable. ..."
4. Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Marion Mills Miller, Henry Clay Whitney (1907)
"... a sincere welcome was accorded to strangers, locks and bolts were unknown. While entire families were at "meetin'" on Sunday, or at a "hoedown," or ..."