boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun: The city is full of conventioneers indulging in their usual high jinks.
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How to use high jinks in a sentence
An oblique view of baseball full of hijinks, havoc, and humor, this is fandom to the extreme.Home Runs, Frozen Ropes, And Some Wild Cards In Best Baseball Books | Robert Birnbaum | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such hijinks were commonplace, and fueled by the abuse of what had been a respectable and highly esteemed American whiskey.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon | Dane Huckelbridge | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Food that you can eat day after day is real food, unlike the molecular hijinks to be found all around the world.
Florida is well known for crazy hijinks, but the Sunshine State may have outdone itself this time.Oops? Florida Has Outlawed Computers and Smartphones, Says New Lawsuit | Eliza Shapiro | July 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The territorial sects have a history of shady hijinks that have kept them all continuously on edge.Christian Monks Square Off at One of Jerusalem’s Holiest Sites | Nina Strochlic | July 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for high jinks
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Other 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.
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