- boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun: The city is full of conventioneers indulging in their usual high jinks.
Origin of high jinks
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Related Words for high-jinkshorseplay, antic, prank, caper, escapade, frolic, fun, mischief, shenanigans, stunt, tomfoolery
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Historical Examples of high-jinks
- lively enjoyment
Idioms and Phrases with high-jinks
Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after “lights out.” About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.