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shindig (n.)

"dance, party, lively gathering," 1871, probably from shindy "a spree, merrymaking" (1821), also "a game like hockey;" perhaps from shinty, name of a Scottish game akin to hockey (1771), earlier shinny (see shinny (n.)).

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Definitions of shindig from WordNet

shindig (n.)
a large and noisy party of people;
Synonyms: shindy
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