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The Mad Ripple Hootenanny is everything I love about music: Community & Songs
by miss muchness February 6, 2010
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An informal gathering with folk music and sometimes dancing.
I invited all the hood nannies to the hootenanny.
by Bearified November 4, 2018
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Southwestern slang for party.
Texas Pete: Wanna come to Six-Gun Pete's hootenanny tonight?

Maryland Frank: No, thank you. I have a term paper to write. Plus, I think that mass congregations of rednecks should be outlawed.
by Skinny Skin May 25, 2004
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A gathering of in bred slack jawed yokals from the southern states of America, usually with the playing of banjo music, drinking of home made hootch and molesting of farmyard animals or cousins.
Cletis : Did yall get to that Hootenanny in ma mamma's barn last week?

Brenda : I couldn't, Ma Boyfriend was sick so ma mamma said I had to stay home a look after ma brother and our kids.
by Shave and Colour January 18, 2011
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A party, most generally one that is, well, chock full of hoot, with just a little bit of nanny.
Oz: We should figure out what kinda deal this is. I mean, is it a-a gathering, a shindig or a hootenanny?

Cordelia: What's the difference?

Oz: Well, a gathering is brie, mellow song stylings; shindig: dip, less mellow song stylings, perhaps a large amount of malt beverage; and hootenanny, well, it's chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny.

Xander: Well, I hate brie.
by Captain Milo March 24, 2007
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