callithumpian


Related to callithumpian: shivaree

callithumpian

(ˌkæləˈθʌmpɪən)
adj
informal US relating to or resembling a callithump

callithumpian

a participant in a noisy mock serenade, as a charivari.
See also: Performing
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Adj.1.callithumpian - of or relating to a callithump
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