Definition of ceilidh
Scottish & Irish
: a party with music, dancing, and often storytelling
Variants of ceilidh
Origin of ceilidh
Irish céilí & Scottish Gaelic cèilidh visit, social evening, party with music and dancing, from Old Irish céilide visit, from céile servant, companion, neighbor; akin to Welsh cilydd companion, Old Breton kiled
First Known Use: 1875
Learn More about ceilidh
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ceilidh"
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