charivari

noun
cha·​ri·​va·​ri | \ ˌshi-və-ˈrē How to pronounce charivari (audio) , ˈshi-və-ˌrē \

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First Known Use of charivari

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charivari

French, perhaps from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from kara, karē head + barys heavy — more at cerebral, grieve

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“Charivari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charivari. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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