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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
Ray Anthony, 96, whose big band played the Academy's 1958 shindig, recalls the Rat Pack glamour of the era and a party with the starlet.
The Aggies also are scheduled to play Baylor and California on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Frisco shindig north of Dallas.
Art After Dark: Love is in the Hair The place to be Friday evening is the Cincinnati Art Museum's free monthly shindig, Art After Dark.
This year, for their 26th shindig, the Freemasons booked a plush hotel in Dakar, Senegal’s capital.
Ahead of Galveston Island's 107th Mardi Gras celebration and Fiesta Gras the Moody Gardens Convention Center is gearing up for a bluesy shindig of its own.
One of Oregon’s few remaining pirate festivals, the big shindig in downtown Rockaway Beach is a must-see for fans of high-seas scallywags and general skullduggery.
The David Caceres Band performed as the shindig's grand prize was announced.
The Davis shindig has also served as the backdrop to the presentation of the annual Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of shindig
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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