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shin splints | shina | shinbone | shindig | shindle | shindy | shine | shine at | shine up | shine up to | shiner




shindyn. [Etymol. uncertain; cf. Shinney, Shinty.].
  •  An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot.  Thackeray.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hockey; shinney.  Bartlett.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fancy or liking.  Bartlett.  [1913 Webster]


shindy, n. (pl. -ies) colloq.
1 a brawl, disturbance, or noise (kicked up a shindy).
2 = SHINDIG 1.

perh. alt. of SHINTY



Bedlam let loose, Kaffeeklatsch, ado, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, barn dance, barney, bash, bedlam, blast, blowout, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, cocktail party, coffee klatch, coil, commotion, costume party, country dance, dance, din, dinner, dinner party, discord, disturbance, donation party, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drunken brawl, dustup, embroilment, entertainment, fancy-dress ball, festivity, flap, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, furore, fuss, garden party, hassle, hell broke loose, helter-skelter, hen party, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, jangle, knock-down-and-drag-out, lawn party, loud noise, mask, masked ball, masque, masquerade, masquerade ball, masquerade party, melee, mixer, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, party, pell-mell, pother, prom, promenade, racket, rampage, rattle, record hop, rhubarb, riot, roar, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, run-in, scramble, scrap, set-to, shindig, shivaree, shower, smoker, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, stir, surprise party, tea dance, the dansant, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, trouble, tumult, turmoil, uproar




N contention, strife, contest, contestation, struggle, belligerency, opposition, controversy, polemics, debate, war of words, logomachy, litigation, paper war, high words, sparring, competition, rivalry, corrivalry, corrivalship, agonism, concours, match, race, horse racing, heat, steeple chase, handicap, regatta, field day, sham fight, Derby day, turf, sporting, bullfight, tauromachy, gymkhana, boat race, torpids, wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs, the manly art of self-defense, spar, mill, set-to, round, bout, event, prize fighting, quarterstaff, single stick, gladiatorship, gymnastics, jiujitsu, jujutsu, kooshti, sumo, athletics, athletic sports, games of skill, shindy, fracas, clash of arms, tussle, scuffle, broil, fray, affray, affrayment, velitation, colluctation, luctation, brabble, brigue, scramble, melee, scrimmage, stramash, bushfighting, free fight, stand up fight, hand to hand, running fight, conflict, skirmish, rencounter, encounter, rencontre, collision, affair, brush, fight, battle, battle royal, combat, action, engagement, joust, tournament, tilt, tilting, tournay, list, pitched battle, death struggle, struggle for life or death, life or death struggle, Armageddon, hard knocks, sharp contest, tug of war, naval engagement, naumachia, sea fight, duel, duello, single combat, monomachy, satisfaction, passage d'armes, passage of arms, affair of honor, triangular duel, hostile meeting, digladiation, deeds of arms, feats of arms, appeal to arms, pugnacity, combativeness, bone of contention, contending, together by the ears, at loggerheads, at war, at issue, competitive, rival, belligerent, contentious, combative, bellicose, unpeaceful, warlike, quarrelsome, pugnacious, pugilistic, gladiatorial, palestric, palestrical, a verbis ad verbera, a word and a blow, a very pretty quarrel as it stands, commune periculum concordiam parit, lis litem generat.

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