shindy

shindy
Synonyms and related words:
Bedlam let loose, Kaffeeklatsch, ado, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, barn dance, barney, bash, bedlam, blast, blowout, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, cocktail party, coffee klatch, coil, commotion, costume party, country dance, dance, din, dinner, dinner party, discord, disturbance, donation party, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drunken brawl, dustup, embroilment, entertainment, fancy-dress ball, festivity, flap, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, furore, fuss, garden party, hassle, hell broke loose, helter-skelter, hen party, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, jangle, knock-down-and-drag-out, lawn party, loud noise, mask, masked ball, masque, masquerade, masquerade ball, masquerade party, melee, mixer, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, party, pell-mell, pother, prom, promenade, racket, rampage, rattle, record hop, rhubarb, riot, roar, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, run-in, scramble, scrap, set-to, shindig, shivaree, shower, smoker, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, stir, surprise party, tea dance, the dansant, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, trouble, tumult, turmoil, uproar

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Shindy — Shin dy, n.; pl. {Shindies}. [Etymol. uncertain; cf. {Shinney}, {Shinty}.] 1. An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot. [Slang] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. Hockey; shinney. Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 3. A fancy or liking. [Local, U. S.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shindy — index riot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shindy — [shin′dē] n. pl. shindies [< ?] [Old Informal] Informal former 1. a noisy disturbance; commotion; row 2. SHINDIG …   English World dictionary

  • shindy — [19] Shindy is an alteration of shinty [18], the name of a rumbustious Scottish game resembling hockey which was also used in the 19th century for a ‘commotion’. Shinty itself appears to be a lexicalization of shin t’ ye ‘shin to you’, a cry… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • shindy — [19] Shindy is an alteration of shinty [18], the name of a rumbustious Scottish game resembling hockey which was also used in the 19th century for a ‘commotion’. Shinty itself appears to be a lexicalization of shin t’ ye ‘shin to you’, a cry… …   Word origins

  • shindy — /ˈʃɪndi/ (say shindee) noun (plural shindies) 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a merrymaking; party: *me and some other fellers had been stoppin up a bit late the night before, and kickin up a bit of a shindy –henry handel richardson, 1917. {? alteration of… …  

  • shindy — n. (pl. ies) colloq. 1 a brawl, disturbance, or noise (kicked up a shindy). 2 = SHINDIG 1. Etymology: perh. alt. of SHINTY …   Useful english dictionary

  • shindy — noun (plural shindys or shindies) Etymology: probably alteration of 1shinny Date: 1814 1. shindig 1 2. fracas, uproar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shindy — /shin dee/, n., pl. shindies. Informal. 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a shindig. [1810 20; var. of obs. shinty row, orig., game resembling field hockey, SHINNY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shindy — noun A shindig. Well, from what I hear, Dr. Buckie went on, complacently, therell be more shindies. So look out! …   Wiktionary

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