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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
The Queen is throwing the shindig for her son and to honor the many charities he's worked closely with throughout the years.
This month the European Central Bank devoted much of its annual shindig in Sintra, Portugal to discussing the wage puzzle.
The 10th anniversary of the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s arrival at Jessie Square was celebrated with Illuminate, a black-tie shindig on Saturday, June 9.
This whole shindig doesn't go down until May 19, but there's still plenty of details yet to emerge until then.
The official shindig is happening at Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St., with local rock bands Tigernite and Midwest Death Rattle, and local rapper Zed Kenzo, plus the premiere of a new Milwaukee Day Lager.
The Democrats were doing their own version of the same thing at their shindig, trying to reunite Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters.
And for everyone across the board, Bullock and Co. are a pack of devious treasures who can ransack our shindig anytime.
Its fourth annual huge shindig with punk rock bands at the nearby convention center, 350Fest4, will be Aug. 25.
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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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