Definition of shindig
1a : a social gathering with dancingb : a usually large or lavish party
2 : shindy 2
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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
And Taylor’s shindig hasn’t even been going on for that long.
No one at this shindig ripped unwashed sheets off a bed and sauntered off to the White House.
But last Wednesday, there was a 1970s-themed shindig at a new lounge on Chrystie Street called Et Al.
Often, they are caught between celebrating their own mother, their mother-in-law and some big shindig that their husband might have planned.
Roman Pearce in the smash film series) went to another shindig on Saturday: the Global Gourmet Games, benefiting the Milken Institute’s FasterCures and kicking off the Sunday through Wednesday Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.
The dragtacular shindig will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT on April 30 at PEG The Store in downtown Los Angeles and will feature performances by a gaggle of queens.
Next to the Struts, the Unlikely Candidates was the biggest surprise at last year’s City of Trees shindig at Bonney Field, peddling some ultra sharp, melodically blistering alt-pop rock with just the right amount of roughness around the edges.
In 1936, Gone with the Wind director David O.Selznick asked Lombard, who had a reputation for throwing the best shindigs, to oversee that year's event.
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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
probably alteration of shindy
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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Definition of shindig for English Language Learners
: a big party
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