Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Fri Jul 23 20:20:07 BST 2021

On Jul 23, 2021, at 11:11 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> I originally thought that it was bow down as in they put their bows down. However, I think that Herself has said that it rhymes with hoedown which likely came from putting hows down.

But bow (as in bow and arrow) and hoe do rhyme.  But yes, a hoedown and a bowdown are both a party after putting one’s working tools down. 


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