callithump
noun Etymology: back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect gallithumpian disturber of order at elections in 18th century Date: 1950 a noisy boisterous band or parade • callithumpian adjective

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  • Callithump — Cal li*thump , n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. [U. S.] [Also spelled {callathump}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callithump — callithumpian, adj., n. /kal euh thump /, n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. 1. a shivaree. 2. Midwestern U.S. Also called callithump parade. a children s mummer s parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes. Also, callathump.… …   Universalium

  • callithump — noun 1. a noisy boisterous parade • Syn: ↑callathump, ↑callithump parade • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian • Hypernyms: ↑parade 2. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple …   Useful english dictionary

  • callithump — n. noisy loud riotous parade; noisy loud band; charivari, noisy boisterous serenade made to a newlywed couple made by banging kettles and pans …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callithump — cal·li·thump …   English syllables

  • callithump parade — noun a noisy boisterous parade • Syn: ↑callithump, ↑callathump • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian (for: ↑callithump) • Hypernyms: ↑parade …   Useful english dictionary

  • callathump — Callithump Cal li*thump , n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. [U. S.] [Also spelled {callathump}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callathump — noun 1. a noisy boisterous parade • Syn: ↑callithump, ↑callithump parade • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian (for: ↑callithump) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • callathump — n. 1. a noisy boisterous parade. Syn: callithump, callithump parade. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple. Syn: shivaree, chivaree, charivari, callithump. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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