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shinny1

[shin-ee] /ˈʃɪn i/
noun, plural shinnies.
1.
a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
2.
the club used.
verb (used without object), shinnied, shinnying.
3.
to play shinny.
4.
to drive the ball at shinny.
Origin of shinny1
1665-1675
1665-75; variant of shin ye, cry used in the game

shinny2

[shin-ee] /ˈʃɪn i/
verb (used without object), shinnied, shinnying.
1.
shin1 (def 5):
He shinnied up the tree.
Origin
1850-55, Americanism; apparently derivative of shin1; source of -y is unclear
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v.

"to climb a rope, pole, etc.," 1888, from use of shins and ankles to do so; see shin (n.). Earlier simply shin (1829). Related: Shinnied; shinnying.

n.

also shinney, primitive form of hockey, 1670s, perhaps from Gaelic sinteag "a bound, a leap." OED suggests origin from shin ye "the cry used in the game."

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shingle

noun

A signboard, esp one designating professional services: He got him a shingle and started practice last year (1847+)

Related Terms

hang up one's shingle, shit on a shingle

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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