verb (used with object), shiv·a·reed, shiv·a·ree·ing.
Origin of shivaree
Examples from the Web for shivaree
I wanted to keep Man sober, and I tried to get him and his wife out of town before that shivaree of yours was pulled off.
I looked around for a means of defense, but the Chief told me not to be alarmed—it was merely a "shivaree."I Married a Ranger|Dama Margaret Smith
I came to tell you that there's a scheme to raise—to 'shivaree' you two, tonight.
Another time, we went to Mannheim and attended a shivaree—otherwise an opera—the one called "Lohengrin."A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It isn't so long, though, since you were just as determined to stay and have the shivaree, you remember.
British Dictionary definitions for shivaree
noun US and Canadian
Word Origin and History for shivaree
1843, earlier sherrie-varrie (1805), alteration of charivari. Century Dictionary describes it as "vulgar, southern U.S.;" OED describes it as "U.S. and Cornwall."