Definition of high jinks noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


high jinks

BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈdʒɪŋks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈdʒɪŋks//
(North American English also hijinks) [plural] (old-fashioned, informal) Excitement
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lively and excited behaviour synonym fun We used to get up to all sorts of high jinks at school. See related entries: Excitement Word Originlate 17th cent.: see jink.
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