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Definition of high jinks in English:

plural noun

Boisterous fun: high jinks behind the wheel of a car
More example sentences
  • Dynamic duo Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson return for some more high jinks in this entertaining if fairly predictable action comedy sequel.
  • Of course, teachers responded to his pranks and high jinks with wrath and hours of detention.
  • Fears that two toddlers had gone missing from Leapfrog Nursery on Tuesday night turned out to be a case of high jinks when the children were found safe hiding in a cupboard.
Synonyms
informal shenanigans, capers
British informal monkey tricks, monkey business
North American informal didoes
archaic harlequinades

Origin

late 17th century: see jink.

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