American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A festive party, often with dancing. Also called shindy.
- n. See shindy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ball or dance; especially, a dance attended with a shindy or much uproar and rowdyism.
- n. Noisy party or festivities.
- n. a large and noisy party of people
- From Scottish Gaelic sìnteag ("leap” or “jump"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of shindy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It’s true that my ego isn’t complaining, but these naysayers may be interested to know that the real reason I decided to throw this shindig is actually the gifts I’ll be receiving from the 33 other heads of government attending the meeting.”
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“Party of the night - It has to be the SNP's knees up which could only be described as a shindig from what I saw of it on TV.”
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“In a few minutes, I’m going to wander over to Ellen’s place for her annual cookie-decorating shindig, which is guaranteed to be both tasty and cool.”
“It’s going to be quite a shindig, that is if we don’t all kill each other before it rolls around, Dorie especially.”
“Perplexed at why this holiday hasn't been a household word in many Jewish homes, Katznelson and some fellow Rebooters decided to throw a "shindig" featuring what they were interested in.”
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