Definition of high jinks in English:

high jinks

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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
antics, pranks, larks, escapades, stunts, practical jokes, tricks, romps, frolics; fun, fun and games, skylarking, mischief, horseplay, silliness, foolish behaviour, tomfoolery, foolery, clowning, buffoonery
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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