Definition of shivoo in English:

shivoo

noun

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

    ‘I need to buy a hat for the shivoo next weekend’
    • ‘Or they could have been introduced in Sydney at one of the society shivoos to which he was addicted, possibly through his friend Henry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We return in October with possibly the best line ups you shivoo'ers have ever seen and maybe the best in the Midlands too.’
    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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Origin

Late 19th century: from obsolete shiveau, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

shivoo

/ʃɪˈvuː/