high jinks

/ˈhaɪ dʒɪŋks/ (say 'huy jingks)

plural noun Colloquial
boisterous, unrestrained merrymaking.
Also, hijinks, jinks. {from an 18th-century drinking game in which dice were thrown to assign fictitious characters to those present. Departing from one's assigned character meant one had to consume extra liquor and had to pay towards the cost.}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • High jinks — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high jinks — also hi|jinks AmE [ˈhaıdʒıŋks] n [plural] old fashioned noisy or excited behaviour when people are having fun ▪ youthful high jinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high jinks — [ haı ,dʒıŋks ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED the behavior of people who are excited and having fun …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high jinks — high′ jinks or hijinks n. (used with a pl. v.) boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun • Etymology: 1760–70; see jink …   From formal English to slang

  • high jinks — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ boisterous fun …   English terms dictionary

  • high jinks — n. lively pranks; boisterous fun …   English World dictionary

  • high jinks — {n. phr.}, {informal} Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. * /The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected./ * /The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high jinks — {n. phr.}, {informal} Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. * /The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected./ * /The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high\ jinks — n. phr. informal Noisy or rough gaiety; wild play; tricks. The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks were to be expected. The high school seniors engaged in high jinks after commencement …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high jinks — noun noisy and mischievous merrymaking • Syn: ↑jinks, ↑hijinks, ↑high jinx • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑merrymaking, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high jinks — also hi.jinks AmE noun (U) old fashioned noisy or excited behaviour when people are having fun: youthful high jinks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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