hootenanny

[ hoot-n-an-ee, hoot-nan-ee ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

(originally US, denoting a gadget or ‘thingummy’): of unknown origin

Synonyms

  • party
  • get together
  • gathering
  • bash
  • jamboree

Antonyms

  • chore
  • task
  • work

Definition

a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing

Example

The neighbors threw a hootenanny last night and you could hear it across town!

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