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Friday, January 27, 2017

Definitions for shivoo

  1. Australian. a boisterous party or celebration.

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Citations for shivoo
For the New Year's shivoo the settlers all saved up, and they all dressed up. D. H. Lawrence, The Boy in the Bush, 1924
You see, I arranged to give a sort of a shivoo as soon as the cattle got here ... Louis Becke, Tom Gerrard, 1904
Origin of shivoo
Shivoo, like many slang words and colloquialisms, has no solid etymology. It originated in Australia at the end of the 19th century.