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shindy

[ shin-dee ]
/ ˈʃɪn di /
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noun, plural shin·dies.Informal.

a row; rumpus.
a shindig.

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Origin of shindy

1810–20; variant of obsolete shinty row, originally, 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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