Shinny Definition

shĭnē
shinny, shinnied, shinnies, shinnying
noun
shinnies
A simple form of hockey, esp. as played by children.
Webster's New World
The curved stick or club used in this game.
Webster's New World
(Canada) Street hockey.
Wiktionary

(Canada, informal) Hockey.

Wiktionary

Moonshine (illegal alcohol)

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verb
shinnied, shinnies, shinnying
To play shinny.
Webster's New World
To climb by shinning.
American Heritage
To climb a rope, pole, etc. by using both hands and legs for gripping.
Webster's New World

Origin of Shinny

  • Probably from the phrase shin ye a cry used in the game

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shin n (noun) + -y.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variation of shinty.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of shin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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