1. An elaborate, noisy or large dance, party, or other celebration
2. Another word for shindy
1. 1855–60, Americanism; shin + dig; compare slang shinscraper dance
2. 1871, probably from shindy “a spree, merrymaking” (1821), perhaps from shinty, name of a Scottish game akin to hockey (1771), now obsolete.
Noun, plural shin·dies. Informal.
1. A row; rumpus.
2. A shindig.
1810 –20; variant of obsolete shinty row, orig., game resembling fieldhockey.
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