high jinks
also hijinks noun plural Date: 1825 boisterous or rambunctious carryings-on ; carefree antics or horseplay

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  • High jinks — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high jinks — also hi|jinks AmE [ˈhaıdʒıŋks] n [plural] old fashioned noisy or excited behaviour when people are having fun ▪ youthful high jinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high jinks — [ haı ,dʒıŋks ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED the behavior of people who are excited and having fun …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high jinks — high′ jinks or hijinks n. (used with a pl. v.) boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun • Etymology: 1760–70; see jink …   From formal English to slang

  • high jinks — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ boisterous fun …   English terms dictionary

  • high jinks — n. lively pranks; boisterous fun …   English World dictionary

  • high jinks — {n. phr.}, {informal} Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. * /The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected./ * /The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high jinks — {n. phr.}, {informal} Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. * /The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected./ * /The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high\ jinks — n. phr. informal Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected. The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high jinks — noun noisy and mischievous merrymaking • Syn: ↑jinks, ↑hijinks, ↑high jinx • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑merrymaking, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high jinks — also hi.jinks AmE noun (U) old fashioned noisy or excited behaviour when people are having fun: youthful high jinks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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