from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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



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