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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple.

Usage examples (33)
  • The word shivaree is especially common along and west of the Mississippi River.
  • Well, anyway, when Bill and the girl got married, the boys came to 'shivaree' them.
  • I came to tell you that there's a scheme to raise -- to 'shivaree' you two, tonight.
  • So in blind desperation I started such a rattling 'shivaree' down below as never had astounded an engineer in this world before, I fancy. for more
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