Definition of shindig in English:


Line breaks: shin|dig
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪndɪg


  • 1A large, lively party, especially one celebrating something: the glitziest of election night shindigs our album launch shindig
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A noisy disturbance or quarrel.


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

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