an elementary school, usually funded by charitable persons or organizations, for those unable to pay: a forerunner of the public-school system.
- Charity stripe
noun See charity line noun phrase The free-throw line: The Hawks knew the game would be decided at the charity stripe (1930s+ Basketball)
- Charity toss
noun phrase A free throw (1940s+ Basketball)
shivaree. noun a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc a confused noise; din n. “rough music,” especially as a community way of expressing disapproval of a marriage match, 1735, from French charivari, from Old French chalivali “discordant noise made by pots and pans” (14c.), from Late Latin caribaria “a severe headache,” […]