shindy

[ shin-dee ]
/ ˈʃɪn di /

noun, plural shin·dies. Informal.

a row; rumpus.
a shindig.

Nearby words

  1. shin guard,
  2. shin splints,
  3. shinar,
  4. shinbone,
  5. shindig,
  6. shine,
  7. shine up to,
  8. shiner,
  9. shiner perch,
  10. shingle

Origin of shindy

1810–20; variant of obsolete shinty row, orig., game resembling field hockey, shinny1

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British Dictionary definitions for shindy

shindy

/ (ˈʃɪndɪ) /

noun plural -dies informal

a quarrel or commotion (esp in the phrase kick up a shindy)
another word for shindig

Word Origin for shindy

C19: variant of shinty

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