or chiv·a·ri

[shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chivaree

Historical Examples of chivaree

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

    The Golden Road

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for chivaree


  1. a US spelling of charivari
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