noun Informal.
an elaborate or large dance, party, or other celebration.

1855–60, Americanism; shin1 + dig1; compare slang shinscraper dance Unabridged
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shindig (ˈʃɪnˌdɪɡ)
1.  a noisy party, dance, etc
2.  another word for shindy
[C19: variant of shindy]

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Word Origin & History

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

  1. n.
    a party; a dance. (Probably from shindy = spree, celebration.) : What a fancy shindig! They even have glass glasses!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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