from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Improper, irresponsible, or silly behavior.
  • n. An instance of such behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Improper, immoral behavior
  • n. Irritating or self-indulgent behavior

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Frolicsome or riotous behavior: usually in the plural, carryings-on.
  • n. Nautical, the keeping of an excessive press of sail on a ship.


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