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shindig

[shin-dig] /ˈʃɪnˌdɪg/
noun, Informal.
1.
an elaborate or large dance, party, or other celebration.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; shin1 + dig1; compare slang shinscraper dance
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British Dictionary definitions for shindig

shindig

/ˈʃɪnˌdɪɡ/
noun (informal)
1.
a noisy party, dance, etc
2.
another word for shindy
Word Origin
C19: variant of shindy
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Word Origin and History for shindig
n.

"dance, party, lively gathering," 1871, probably from shindy "a spree, merrymaking" (1821), also "a game like hockey;" perhaps from shinty, name of a Scottish game akin to hockey (1771), earlier shinny (see shinny (n.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for shindig

shindig

noun

A party, reception, festival, etc, esp a noisy dancing party; clambake

[1871+; probably fr shin dig, ''a blow on the shin incurred while dancing,'' found by 1859; perhaps by folk etymology fr the older shindy]


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