hijinks also hi-jinks, high jinks, "boisterous capers, lively or boisterous sport," 1842, from name of games played at drinking parties (1690s). Cf. JINK (Cf. jink).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hijinks — or hi jinks [hī′jiŋks΄hī′jiŋks΄] pl.n. var. of HIGH JINKS …   English World dictionary

  • hijinks — variant of high jinks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hijinks — /huy jingks /, n. (used with a pl. v.) See high jinks. * * * …   Universalium

  • hijinks — noun /haɪʤɪnks/ Tricky and/or humorous behaviour. Syn: shenanigans …   Wiktionary

  • hijinks — hi|jinks [ˈhaıdʒıŋks] n [plural] an American spelling of ↑high jinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hijinks — noun (plural) an American spelling of high jinks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hijinks — hi•jinks [[t]ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) high jinks …   From formal English to slang

  • hijinks — /ˈhaɪdʒɪŋks/ (say huyjingks) plural noun Colloquial → high jinks. Also, hijinx …   Australian English dictionary

  • hijinks — Go to highjinks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hijinks — noun noisy and mischievous merrymaking • Syn: ↑jinks, ↑high jinks, ↑high jinx • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑merrymaking, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.