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chivaree

or chiv·a·ri

[ shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree ]
/ ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri /
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noun, verb (used with object), chiv·a·reed, chiv·a·ree·ing.

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Example sentences from the Web for chivaree

  • So busy were they in recounting the various incidents in the recent "chivaree," that before they were aware Cameron was upon them.

    Corporal Cameron|Ralph Connor
  • It was more like the "chivaree" with which ironic crowds tormented bridal couples back in Nimrim, Mo.

  • "Well, it's the only chance we'll have to chivaree them," grumbled Dan.

    The Golden Road|Lucy Maud Montgomery

British Dictionary definitions for chivaree

chivaree
/ (ˌʃɪvəˈriː, ˈʃɪvəˌriː) /

noun

a US spelling of charivari
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