Definition of High jinks

1. Noun. Noisy and mischievous merrymaking.

Exact synonyms: High Jinx, Hijinks, Jinks
Generic synonyms: Conviviality, Jollification, Merrymaking
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of High jinks

1. Noun. Tricky and/or humorous behavior ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High Jinks

high flyer
high forceps delivery
high frequency
high frequency current
high frequency deafness
high frequency gravitational wave
high frequency recombination strain
high frequency transduction
high fructose corn syrup
high gear
high ground
high hat
high heels
high hopes
high horse
high jinks (current term)
high jinx
high jump
high jumper
high jumpers
high level language
high level languages
high life
high line
high lip line
high mallow
high mannose oligosaccharide
high memory area
high mobility group proteins

Literary usage of High jinks

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1. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"high jinks." — Horse-racing and rifle shooting. — The game of " Hand." — The fishing season. — Mode of fishing.— Table lands. — Salmon fishers. ..."

2. The Life and Times of Henry, Lord Brougham by Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1871)
"I study Oratory.—I found the Juvenile Literary Society.—Become a Member of the Speculative Society.—Pedestrian Rambles.—Apollo Club, and high jinks. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"high jinks, properly an old Scottish pastime played in different ways. ... There he found the eleven at high jinks after supper, Jack Haggles shouting comic ..."

4. A Journey Due North: Being Notes of a Residence in Russia by George Augustus Sala (1859)
"high jinks AT ... but, that it is an'island in the Neva, and that there are high jinks there, I know. When the lexicological and harmonic value of the ..."

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