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high jinks

or hijinks

noun, (used with a plural verb) Informal.
1.
boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun:
The city is full of conventioneers indulging in their usual high jinks.
Origin of high jinks
1760-1770
1760-70; see jink
Synonyms
horseplay, skylarking.
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high jinks

/ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks/
noun
1.
lively enjoyment
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Word Origin and History for hijinks
n.

also hi-jinks, high jinks, "boisterous capers, lively or boisterous sport," 1842, from name of games played at drinking parties (1690s). Cf. jink.

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high jinks

Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after “lights out.” About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.
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