shindig
noun Etymology: probably alteration of shindy Date: 1842 1. a. a social gathering with dancing b. a usually large or lavish party 2. shindy 2

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  • shindig — UK [ˈʃɪndɪɡ] / US [ˈʃɪnˌdɪɡ] noun [countable] Word forms shindig : singular shindig plural shindigs informal a party …   English dictionary

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  • shindig — [[t]ʃɪ̱ndɪg[/t]] shindigs N COUNT A shindig is a large, noisy, enjoyable party. [INFORMAL] Syn: knees up …   English dictionary

  • shindig — /ˈʃɪndɪg / (say shindig) noun Colloquial 1. a dance, party, or other festivity, especially a noisy one. 2. a disturbance; quarrel; row. {US English (1840s); perhaps shin + dig1 meaning a blow on the shins , but influenced by shindy} …   Australian English dictionary

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