Hootenanny

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


Definition: noun

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

Origin: 1920s

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

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • party

  • get together

  • gathering

  • bash

  • jamboree

Antonyms:

  • chore

  • task

  • work

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

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