Definition of shindig in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHinˌdiɡ/


A large, lively party, especially one celebrating something.
Example sentences
  • So there's this big dance party shindig on Saturday night.
  • 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.
  • The stellar shindig featured various celebrity types, some free snacks and drinks, and lots of great atmosphere.
social event, party, social occasion, affair, function, gathering, reception, soirée, jamboree, gala, meet-and-greet, levee
informal do, bash


Mid 19th century: probably from the nouns shin and dig, influenced later by shindy.

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Syllabification: shin·dig

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