One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large, lively party, especially one celebrating something.
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- ‘The shindig actually starts days before the party when the first of the very-Florida decorations appear.’
- ‘Since we don't have a curfew Friday, we thought a bunch of the girls could get together in the rec hut and have a little shindig.’
- ‘I'm not sure I'm up for another shindig after last night but it needs investigation!’
- ‘So there's this big dance party shindig on Saturday night.’
- ‘One shindig, on the night before May's primary, cost more than $61,000.’
- ‘New York Social Diary is your link to the parties, events, openings, launches, shindigs, bashes, and general social whirlwind that is the East Coast social scene.’
- ‘Plus, bloggers can also report on an issue that mainstream journalists would be reluctant to cover - how mainstream journalists behave at these shindigs.’
- ‘The shindig in question was the Party's anniversary bash at the New South Wales Parliament yesterday.’
- ‘In the week it was confirmed that these guys are to go national with their Friday night shindig, they make a well-timed appearance away from the cameras.’
- ‘They are known for their lavish and eccentric parties, so we expect nothing less from their wedding shindig.’
- ‘It was a mark of your class to show how much one could spend on a wedding, and the reception had to be the shindig of the year.’
- ‘One year, a lady friend insisted we ‘party hop’ to three shindigs and it was one of the worst evenings of my life.’
- ‘Regrettably, such dialectics piled on the post-punk jumble are too didactic to warrant repeat listenings, even at grad-school shindigs.’
- ‘Local chapters throw buyer-seller shindigs to introduce members to worthy crops and breeds and the eco-conscious farmers who raise them.’
- ‘Plan to nap the day of the shindig so you'll be awake that night and into the next dawn.’
- ‘Lorna, who works in the town square's newsagent, believes the town has been primed for a celebrity shindig since the 1960s.’
- ‘The stellar shindig featured various celebrity types, some free snacks and drinks, and lots of great atmosphere.’
- ‘I hope this shindig doesn't turn into a super shindig because I lost my whole family at a cowboy dance last year.’
- ‘With her new equipment in tow, she traveled around town, hosting private parties and corporate shindigs.’
Mid 19th century: probably from the nouns shin and dig, influenced later by shindy.
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