noun, (used with a plural verb) Informal.
boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun:
The city is full of conventioneers indulging in their usual high jinks.
Boisterous fun; uninhibited jollification; pranks and capers: the dashing hi-jinks of the Katzenjammer Kids/ The out-of-towner cuts the hijinks here
[1861+; fr the name of a dice game played for drinks, found from 1690]
Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after “lights out.” About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.
[hahy-juhmp] /ˈhaɪˌdʒʌmp/ verb (used without object) 1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper. verb (used with object) 2. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping his own height. noun, Track. 1. a field event in which athletes, using a running […]
noun, Track. 1. a participant in the high jump.
[hahy-kee] /ˈhaɪˈki/ adjective 1. (of a photograph) having chiefly light tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from ). noun, Movies. 1. a style of lighting that is bright, even, and produces little contrast between light and dark areas of the scene. adjective 1. (of a photograph, painting, etc) having a predominance of light grey […]
[hahy-keed] /ˈhaɪˈkid/ adjective 1. very nervous or excitable; high-strung. adjective 1. having a high pitch; shrill 2. (US) highly strung 3. bright in colour