car·​ry·​ing-on ˌker-ē-iŋ-ˈȯn How to pronounce carrying-on (audio)
plural carryings-on
: foolish, excited, or improper behavior
also : an instance of such behavior
scandalous carryings-on

Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carrying-on was in 1663

Dictionary Entries Near carrying-on

Cite this Entry

“Carrying-on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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