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shindy

[shin-dee] /ˈʃɪn di/
noun, plural shindies. Informal.
1.
a row; rumpus.
2.
a shindig.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; variant of obsolete shinty row, orig., game resembling field hockey, shinny1
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British Dictionary definitions for shindy

shindy

/ˈʃɪndɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) -dies
1.
a quarrel or commotion (esp in the phrase kick up a shindy)
2.
another word for shindig
Word Origin
C19: variant of shinty
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Slang definitions & phrases for shindy

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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