- The definition of a hootenanny is a casual performance by folk singers.
An example of a hootenanny is a musical event in a small community showcasing local folk singers.
Origin: orig. inch(es) sense of “dingus,” “thingamajig”; a fanciful coinage
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noun pl. hoot·en·an·nies
- An informal performance by folk singers, typically with participation by the audience.
- Informal An unidentified or unidentifiable gadget.
Origin: Origin unknown.