from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A festive party, often with dancing. Also called shindy.
- n. See shindy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Noisy party or festivities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ball or dance; especially, a dance attended with a shindy or much uproar and rowdyism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large and noisy party of people
Probably alteration of shindy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scottish Gaelic sìnteag ("leap” or “jump"). (Wiktionary)