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Examples of shindig in a Sentence
we're hosting a little shindig this weekend for some friends
Recent Examples of shindig from the Web
Other responsibilities the job may require include color coordinating Kris's extensive collection of Birkin bags, keeping tabs on all of her kids, and party planning those iconic Christmas Eve shindigs.
Kim and Chrissy, naturally, documented the shindig on social media, allowing us normals who weren't invited to live vicariously through their Instagram Stories.
The 4-day shindig was designed to focus on equal parts music, art, and wellness.
Then factor in that the Houston Chronicle's 34th annual midday soiree became the first major shindig held at Tilman Fertitta's shiny new toy, the Post Oak Hotel.
A month ago A&M chancellor John Sharp even half-jokingly presented Fisher a national championship plaque with a fill-in date at an A&M donor shindig.
Among my guests are local art promoter Brad Biggs and Mills Gallery owner Boris Garbe, as well as Orlando Sentinel reporter Lauren Delgado, who has brought food to this shindig as part of a cook-off between the two of us.
As Los Angeles hosts its first NBA All-Star shindig in seven years, LeBron James is prepping a Hollywood bash of his own.
What was previously a members-only private event, the group decided to move the party to the Backwoods Saloon in Conroe for this year's shindig so that more friends and fans can join in on the fun.
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Did You Know?
At a glance, shindig appears to combine shin and dig, and thus might seem to suggest a painful kick to the leg-especially when you know that one of the first senses of shindig in English refers to a gathering at which people dance. It is more likely, however, that shindig is an alteration of shindy, which is itself the alteration of another word, shinny, used of a variation of hockey played with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood. It's not entirely clear how the game of shinny gave shindy its first meaning (the "social gathering with dancing" meaning that is also the original meaning of shindig), but shinny remains the most likely origin.
SHINDIG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shindig for English Language Learners
: a big party
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