from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Playful, often noisy and rowdy activity, usually involving mischievous pranks.
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- n. Tricky and/or humorous behavior
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry; wild sport.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. noisy and mischievous merrymaking
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Of course they all laughed and he made it worse and more outrageous with making up about what I was planning to do to Pa when I got back home and the like, but when I waited until there was a pause in the high jinks and asked him straight out how he'd like to have little Elviry's future husband get mad at her and take her children away if he wanted to, whether or not, and she with the law against her, I felt strong soft arms creep around my neck from behind and her lovely voice half whispered, half laughed, into my ear as she said:
It was strange seeing an Angels game sans the first-to-third dashes, stolen bases or the aggressive base-running high jinks that usually drove the Yankees crazy.
And the bathroom high jinks certainly suggest a sad lack of imaginative flair.