AskDefine | Define shindig

Dictionary Definition

shindig n : a large and noisy party of people [syn: shindy]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From sinteag.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈʃɪn.dɪg/ /"SIn.dIg/

Noun

  1. Noisy party or festivities.

Extensive Definition

Shindig refers to any sort of clever party, covered dish gathering, box social, (archaic) a brawl. Also it can refer to a dance party with lots of music.
It can also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Kaffeeklatsch, affair, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, barn dance, bash, blowout, brawl, caucus, cocktail party, coffee klatch, coil, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave, concourse, congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation, costume party, council, country dance, dance, date, diet, dinner, dinner party, donation party, eisteddfod, entertainment, fancy-dress ball, festivity, fete, foofaraw, forgathering, forum, furore, gala, garden party, gathering, get-together, hen party, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, lawn party, levee, mask, masked ball, masque, masquerade, masquerade ball, masquerade party, meet, meeting, mixer, panel, party, plenum, prom, promenade, quorum, rally, reception, record hop, rendezvous, ruckus, rumpus, seance, session, shebang, shindy, shower, sit-in, sitting, smoker, soiree, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, surprise party, symposium, synod, tea dance, the dansant, to-do, turnout, uproar
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