shindig

shindig

[shin-dig]
noun Informal.
an elaborate or large dance, party, or other celebration.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; shin1 + dig1; compare slang shinscraper dance

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shindig (ˈʃɪnˌdɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a noisy party, dance, etc
2.  another word for shindy
 
[C19: variant of shindy]

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shindig
"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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