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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.
lively enjoyment

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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.


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