verb (used with object), shiv·a·reed, shiv·a·ree·ing.
Words nearby shivaree
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.