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A party or celebration; a revel:‘I need to buy a hat for the shivoo next weekend’
social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, socialView synonyms
- ‘We return in October with possibly the best line ups you shivoo'ers have ever seen and maybe the best in the Midlands too.’
- ‘You should play one of the shivoos at the club Jon played last night - that club house place is fairly new and doesn't advertise very well.’
- ‘Or they could have been introduced in Sydney at one of the society shivoos to which he was addicted, possibly through his friend Henry.’
Late 19th century: from obsolete shiveau, of unknown origin.
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