high jinks

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high jinks noisy and mischievous merrymaking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High jinks an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry; wild sport.
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Usage

In literature:

You think it would be high jinks to wear your eyes out and your hands off for me, but I won't have it.
"If You Touch Them They Vanish" by Gouverneur Morris
It's pretty risky for a Senior to be up to such high jinks.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
And they were having what they called "high jinks" when the word went around to hide.
"The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The usual high-jinks and merriment went on while the eatables were being discussed.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
This quiet evening suits me much better than high jinks, I assure you.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
There's going to be high jinks to-night.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
One could have such high jinks!...
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
You don't have half enough of 'high jinks'!
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
But kind o' seemed to us up here you were having high jinks of one kind or another down there.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
There'll be high jinks now, I expect.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

Then as you muse,
And gently snooze,
Between thinks
You remember those jinks
When spirits were high
On the Fourth of July.
"The Glorious Fourth And Its Memories" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Henry in Ireland to Bill underground:
Rest well, who worked so hard, who made a good sound
constantly, for so many years:
your high-jinks delighted the continents & our ears:
you had so many girls your life was a triumph
and you loved your one wife.
"Dream Song 324" by John Berryman

In news:

Bocce Cafe 478 Green (at Grant), 981-2044, www.boccecafe.com A few steps uphill from Grant and Green's festive high-jinks is the portal to the Bocce Cafe, where a long trellised passageway beckons you within.
Son of former NFL star is known for high jinks, intelligence.
Tales of romantic high jinks , some too good to be true.
Cheeky animated crew keeps high-seas high jinks afloat.
A few weeks ago, we heard from a security guard at the High Line that frequently, the much-hyped nude high jinks in the windows of the Standard Hotel were perpetrated by the same group of people, in the same windows, doing the same things.
Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel Of Hip, Salty High Jinks .
Tales of romantic high jinks, some too good to be true.
Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel Of Hip, Salty High Jinks.
On the High Seas, a Mix of Danger and Bumbling High Jinks.
"Kangaroo Jack" concerns a pair of hapless fellows from Brooklyn who set off for Australia with $50,000 of a Mafioso's money, which is promptly snatched by a marsupial , setting in motion all manner of tiresome high jinks.
Sporadic High-Tech High Jinks Don't Cast Outcome in Doubt.
"Kangaroo Jack" concerns a pair of hapless fellows from Brooklyn who set off for Australia with $50,000 of a Mafioso's money, which is promptly snatched by a marsupial, setting in motion all manner of tiresome high jinks.
Jacques Rivette's comic feminist extravaganza is as scary and unsettling in its narrative high jinks as it is exhilarating in its uninhibited slapstick (1974).
Cicero, no stranger to political high jinks, is fielding a full slate of candidates for February's town president election, and the jockeying has already grown contentious.
United Methodist's madrigal delivers Christmas message wrapped in humor, high jinks.
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