Origin of charivariFrench ; from Late Latin caribaria, headache ; from Classical Greek kar?baria, heaviness in the head ; from kar?, variant, variety of kara, head (; from Indo-European base an unverified form ker-, head, horn) + barys, heavy: see grave
nounpl. cha·ri·va·ris Regional
Origin of charivariFrench, from Old French, perhaps from Late Latin car&imacron;baria, headache, from Greek kar&emacron;baria : kar&emacron;, head; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots + barus, heavy; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural charivaris)
From French charivari.