charivari


cha·ri·va·ri

noun \ˌshi-və-ˈrē, ˈshi-və-ˌ\

Definition of CHARIVARI

:  shivaree

Origin of CHARIVARI

French, perhaps from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from kara, karē head + barys heavy — more at cerebral, grieve
First Known Use: circa 1681

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: chark (transitive verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: charity stamp
All Words Near: charivari

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up charivari? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More