noun Irish, Scot., and Canadian (chiefly Prince Edward Island ).
Origin of ceilidh
Examples from the Web for ceilidh
They say these "ceilidh" are not yet altogether given up in Gairloch parish.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
The fire in the centre of the room was almost a necessity of the good old Ceilidh days.
As for the superstition of the tales of ceilidh and buaile-mhart I have little to say.John Splendid|Neil Munro
At the evening ceilidh a competent reader of Gaelic can usually be found.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
Word Origin for ceilidh
1875, from Irish céilidhe, from Old Irish céle "companion," from PIE *kei-liyo-, from root *kei- "beloved, dear," primarily "to lie; bed, couch" (see cemetery).