a dance, party, entertainment, or other gathering, esp. of an informal kind
Origin of shindigfolk-etym. form of shindy, as if shin-dig, a jovial kick in the shin
- A festive party, often with dancing. Also called shindy.
- See shindy.
Origin of shindigProbably alteration of shindy.
- Noisy party or festivities.
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of shindy. Perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sÃ¬nteag (“leap, jump").