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hi-jinks

Word Origin and History for hi-jinks
hi-jinks
1861, "boisterous capers," from name of a dice game played for drinks (1690).
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hi-jinks

noun

Boisterous fun; uninhibited jollification; pranks and capers: the dashing hi-jinks of the Katzenjammer Kids/ The out-of-towner cuts the hijinks here

[1861+; fr the name of a dice game played for drinks, found from 1690]


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