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Word of the Day 08/28/19 Shivaree

Shivaree (noun, verb)
shivaree [ shiv-uh-ree ]


noun
1. a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari.
2. Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.

verb (used with object), shiv·a·reed, shiv·a·ree·ing.
3. to serenade with a shivaree.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1835–45, Americanism; alteration of Mississippi Valley French, French charivari charivari

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHIVAREE
I wanted to keep Man sober, and I tried to get him and his wife out of town before that shivaree of yours was pulled off.
LONESOME LAND|B. M. BOWER

I looked around for a means of defense, but the Chief told me not to be alarmed—it was merely a "shivaree."
I MARRIED A RANGER|DAMA MARGARET SMITH

I came to tell you that there's a scheme to raise—to 'shivaree' you two, tonight.
LONESOME LAND|B. M. BOWER

Another time, we went to Mannheim and attended a shivaree—otherwise an opera—the one called "Lohengrin."
A TRAMP ABROAD, COMPLETE|MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)

It isn't so long, though, since you were just as determined to stay and have the shivaree, you remember.
LONESOME LAND|B. M. BOWER

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