Definitions for "hootenanny"
Same as whatchamacallit; a thingumbob.
Hootenanny was used in the early twentieth century to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as in "hand me that hootenanny." Hootenanny was also an old country word for "party".
An informal social gathering or concert featuring mostly folk songs, sometimes dancing, and where the audience often participates in the singing.
a term that refers to a gathering at which folksingers entertain often with the audience joining in
Hootenanny was the second album by The Replacements. It was recorded from October 1982 to January 1983 at Blackberry Way Studios, and at Stark/Mudge Mobile Unit warehouse, Brooklyn Center, Roseville, Minnesota and released on April 29, 1983 (see 1983 in music).