from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A commotion; an uproar.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The game of shinny, hockey, or bandy-ball.
- noun A row, disturbance, or rumpus: as, to kick up a shindy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Slang An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot.
- noun Hockey; shinney.
- noun Local, U. S. A fancy or liking.
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- noun A
- noun slang An
uproaror disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot.
- noun US, dialect, dated A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a large and noisy party of people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Would an American use the word shindy, which was London street slang for fight or row?
But to tell the truth, I wouldn't miss what we used to call the shindy, and these boys of yours term the 'scrap' for a pile of Kruger sovereigns.
On the one hand, it is incredible that thousands of persons were out of their beds at ten minutes to nine A.M.; on the other, if they had sat up all night in the hope of a fight with the police they would most certainly have anticipated that diversion by a preliminary "shindy" among themselves, and have broken up in disorder.
Besides, being an Irish boy, he dearly loved a "shindy," and Winnipeg's wide streets provided ample room in which to dodge a too powerful enemy.
But as for kicking up the particular kind of shindy that the Suffragettes are kicking up, I would as soon do it for my shallowest opinion as for my deepest one.
It may, in all truth, be a "shindy," thought he, but it had led a gallant life.
This was true on the present occasion, when at different times the pack-beasts went on a "shindy" that upset all calculations and scattered packs far and wide, causing a general alarm and hard work on the part of all hands to restore quietness and order.
Their comrade had stolen off and was already in a "shindy" at the rear of the store.
The poultry dealer asserted that although friend Lebigre hadn't the stuff of an orator in him, they might safely reckon on him when the "shindy" came.
"wich is down 'Endon wy," is no longer a spree for him, however uproarious the "shindy," and however ready his "gal" may be to sit on his knee and "change 'ats" to the accompaniment of cornet and concertina.