Definition of goings-on in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡəʊɪŋzˈɒn/

plural noun

Events or behaviour, especially of an unusual or suspect nature: Aunt Bedelia tut-tutted at all the goings-on enjoy the farcical goings-on in this witty comedy
More example sentences
  • The reason for this letter is because I am deeply concerned about certain events and goings-on around town.
  • Let's start on a dark note, with intrigue and sinister goings-on.
  • We generally celebrate our birthdays quietly, without much fuss or fancy goings-on.
events, happenings, affairs, business;
mischief, misbehaviour, misconduct, funny business, chicanery, dishonesty, deception, deceit, trickery, intrigue, skulduggery, subterfuge, machinations
informal monkey business, hanky-panky, shenanigans, carryings-on, carry-on, fooling around, playing around
British informal jiggery-pokery, monkey tricks
North American informal monkeyshines
archaic knavery

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