high jinks


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high jinks

or hi·jinks  (hī′jĭnks′)
pl.n.
Playful, often noisy and rowdy activity, usually involving mischievous pranks.

high jinks

(ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks) or

hijinks

n
lively enjoyment

high′ jinks`

or hijinks



n. (used with a pl. v.)
boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun.
[1760–70; see jink]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

high jinks

plural noun fun and games, sport, spree, junketing, revelry, skylarking (informal), jollity, horseplay, merrymaking Their annual parties are notorious for high jinks.

high jinks

noun
Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts:
Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural).
Translations

high jinks

[ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks] npl to have high jinks (fam) → far baldoria
References in classic literature ?
This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.
There he found the eleven at high jinks after supper, Jack Raggles shouting comic songs and performing feats of strength, and was greeted by a chorus of mingled remonstrance at his desertion and joy at his reappearance.
The film follows the college years at Monsters University of one-eyed Mike Wazowski (voiced by Crystal) and big 'n' hairy Sulley (Goodman) as they become friends, learn how to be top scarers and get involved in all sorts of high jinks.
Bemused passengers preparing to check in at Glasgow Airport yesterday were treated to some Highland high jinks when a group of young dancers turned up and started performing.
Officers say the cover of darkness, high jinks and bangs from fireworks can mask the sound of car thieves and burglars.
Other high jinks among staff were alleged to include groping, flashing, water fights and funeral workers being tied up with sheets over their heads "for a laugh".
Relive those days of innocent high jinks and general jiggery-pokery with a good helping of pandemonium that went on at the children's Saturday matinees by visiting gazettelive.
If it wasn't enough that he had to put up with people making all kinds of hands gestures behind his back as he spoke to camera, the high jinks in the Press box, were just as bad.
Rock 'n' roll antics and Test cricket are unlikely bedfellows and I cannot condone such high jinks.
Long-serving Alker and several team-mates will be fined for late-night high jinks during the club's Florida training camp.
CYCLING: Chinese police acted as peacemakers after high jinks by double gold medal Bradley Wiggins saw the Olympic champion roll over the bonnet of a parked taxi.
SPARKLING SHOW: This was the full chorus of Lindley Church Amateur Operatic Society and they won praise in 1953 for their production of High Jinks.