Definition of shivoo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃɪˈvuː/


Australian /NZ informal, dated
A party or celebration; a revel: I need to buy a hat for the shivoo next weekend
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  • Or they could have been introduced in Sydney at one of the society shivoos to which he was addicted, possibly through his friend Henry.
  • We return in October with possibly the best line ups you shivoo'ers have ever seen and maybe the best in the Midlands too.
  • You should play one of the shivoos at the club Jon played last night - that club house place is fairly new and doesn't advertise very well.


Late 19th century: from obsolete shiveau, of unknown origin.

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