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shindy

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noun shin·dy \ˈshin-dē\

Definition of shindy

plural shindys or shindies

  1. 1 :  shindig 1

  2. 2 :  fracas, uproar



Examples of shindy

  1. <the prime minister created a brief shindy with his unexpected appearance>



Origin of shindy

probably alteration of 1shinny


First Known Use: 1814

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