- an elaborate or large dance, party, or other celebration.
Origin of shindig
Examples from the Web for shindig
Also at the shindig were Jemma and Jodie Kidd, Pixie Lott, Anna, Hamish and the rest.Beckham at Belstaff Party on Bond Street: "I'll Have a Becks, Please."
September 15, 2013
"It's no Pike County shindig," had responded the floor-manager, cheerfully.Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories
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
Besides, a bit of argument is entertaining, and brings life into the shindig.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch
All right,” I says to myself; “but just wait till this shindig is over.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher
They told me that they was some sort of shindig at Mr. Hardwick's to-night.The Power and the Glory
Grace MacGowan Cooke
- a noisy party, dance, etc
- another word for shindy
Word Origin and History for shindig
"dance, party, lively gathering," 1871, probably from shindy "a spree, merrymaking" (1821), also "a game like hockey;" perhaps from shinty, name of a Scottish game akin to hockey (1771), earlier shinny (see shinny (n.)).