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  • They'll be sure to be here to-night at the shivoo, and as some of the boys are certain to be pretty groggy they might half-kill the whole gang.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke 1884

  • And I'll come to the shivoo myself, and eat some of my own beef.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke 1884

  • You see, I arranged to give a sort of a shivoo as soon as the cattle got here, and I had killed and dressed a couple of beasts. "

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke 1884


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  • shivoo (ʃɪˈvuː)

    Definitions from Collins dictionary


    (Australian, dialect)

    a party or social gathering

    a rowdy event or disturbance

    March 20, 2014

  • nice! possibly related to / derived from shivaree?
    Also, happy anniversary! (your last comment was a year and a day ago)

    March 20, 2014

  • Hmmm, I've never heard it, though sounds plausible.

    March 20, 2014

  • Derivation possibly from charivari via shivaree.

    January 24, 2016