Shindies
Shindy Shin"dy, n.; pl. {Shindies}. [Etymol. uncertain; cf. {Shinney}, {Shinty}.] 1. An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot. [Slang] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. Hockey; shinney. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

3. A fancy or liking. [Local, U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


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  • shindies — shin·dy || ʃɪndɪ n. quarrel, loud argument, fracas, commotion (Informal); shindig …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shindy — Shin dy, n.; pl. {Shindies}. [Etymol. uncertain; cf. {Shinney}, {Shinty}.] 1. An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot. [Slang] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. Hockey; shinney. Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 3. A fancy or liking. [Local, U. S.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shindy — noun (plural shindys or shindies) Etymology: probably alteration of 1shinny Date: 1814 1. shindig 1 2. fracas, uproar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shindy — /shin dee/, n., pl. shindies. Informal. 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a shindig. [1810 20; var. of obs. shinty row, orig., game resembling field hockey, SHINNY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shindy — noun A shindig. Well, from what I hear, Dr. Buckie went on, complacently, therell be more shindies. So look out! …   Wiktionary

  • shindy — noun (plural shindies) informal 1》 a noisy disturbance or quarrel. 2》 a large, lively party. Origin C19: perh. an alt. of shinty …   English new terms dictionary

  • shindy — /ˈʃɪndi/ (say shindee) noun (plural shindies) 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a merrymaking; party: *me and some other fellers had been stoppin up a bit late the night before, and kickin up a bit of a shindy –henry handel richardson, 1917. {? alteration of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shindy — [shin′dē] n. pl. shindies [< ?] [Old Informal] Informal former 1. a noisy disturbance; commotion; row 2. SHINDIG …   English World dictionary

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