noun (used with a plural verb) Informal.
Origin of high jinks
Examples from the Web for hijinks
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|DAILY BEAST
Philippines News, the girls get shipwrecked and dive straight into all sorts of hijinks.Empire of the Sun & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eva and Franco Mattes have long been making high art of hijinks.
Even Harvey Weinstein, normally a bête noir this time of year, has kept his hijinks to a relative minimum.
British Dictionary definitions for hijinks
Word Origin and History for hijinks
also hi-jinks, high jinks, "boisterous capers, lively or boisterous sport," 1842, from name of games played at drinking parties (1690s). Cf. jink.
Idioms and Phrases with hijinks
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.