- a row; rumpus.
- a shindig.
Origin of shindy
1810–20; variant of obsolete shinty row, orig., game resembling field hockey, shinny1
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Examples from the Web for shindy
It was as fine a shindy as one could hope to witness, and I was deeply interested.The O'Ruddy
Oh—ah—that is—I say, you know, what's this shindy between you and Nell?Nell, of Shorne Mills
Would you have me raisin' a shindy when Eileen's leavin' here in a day or more?The Straw
Bless you, it was such a rush and shindy, no one could see anybody.Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
Wouldn't you like to be back with us again, for the shindy that we are likely to have, tomorrow?Under Wellington's Command
G. A. Henty
- a quarrel or commotion (esp in the phrase kick up a shindy)
- another word for shindig
C19: variant of shinty