[ shin-dig ]
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  1. an elaborate or large dance, party, or other celebration.

Origin of shindig

1855–60, Americanism;shin1 + dig1; compare slang shinscraper dance

Words Nearby shindig Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shindig in a sentence

  • "It's no Pike County shindig," had responded the floor-manager, cheerfully.

  • Besides, a bit of argument is entertaining, and brings life into the shindig.

  • In my day and time about the last thing I'd want to do would be to take a sister of mine to a shindig.

    The Cottage of Delight | Will N. Harben
  • That sausage over there must have seen this shindig and they'll blow this whole damn area off the map.

    Triplanetary | Edward Elmer Smith
  • Why, we got this shindig up, he noted irreverently, just so Miss Lane could sing at it.

    The Girl From His Town | Marie Van Vorst

British Dictionary definitions for shindig


/ (ˈʃɪnˌdɪɡ) /

  1. a noisy party, dance, etc

  2. another word for shindy

Origin of shindig

C19: variant of shindy

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