Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A festive party, often with dancing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ball or dance; especially, a dance attended with a shindy or much uproar and rowdyism.

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  • noun Noisy party or festivities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large and noisy party of people

Etymologies

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

[Probably alteration of shindy.]

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From Scottish Gaelic sìnteag ("leap” or “jump").

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  • see also shindog...

    February 18, 2009