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Meaning of hootenanny

hoot•en•an•ny

Pronunciation: (ht'n-an"ē, ht'nan"-), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing.
  2. an informal session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for their own enjoyment.
  3. a thingumbob.
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