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.
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high jinks

(ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks) or

hijinks

n
lively enjoyment
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high′ jinks`

or hijinks



n. (used with a pl. v.)
boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun.
[1760–70; see jink]
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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
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high jinks

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

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

high jinks

[ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks] npl to have high jinks (fam) → far baldoria
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