Definition of shivoo in English:



NZ, Australian
dated, informal
  • A party or celebration; a revel.

    ‘I need to buy a hat for the shivoo next weekend’
    • ‘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.’
    social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, social
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Late 19th century: from obsolete shiveau, of unknown origin.