from The Century Dictionary.
- To treat to a charivari.
- noun [capitalized] The name of a satirical journal founded in Paris in 1832.
- noun A mock serenade, with kettles, horns, etc., intended as an annoyance or insult.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult; -- called also
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- noun The
noisy bangingof potsand pansas a mock serenadeto a newly married couple, or similar occasion.
- noun Any loud, cacophonous noise or
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Old French, perhaps from Late Latin carībaria, headache, from Greek karēbariā : karē, head; see ker- in Indo-European roots + barus, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]
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From French charivari.
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