jinks

[ UK /d‍ʒˈɪŋks/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɪŋks/ ]
NOUN
  1. noisy and mischievous merrymaking
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How To Use jinks In A Sentence

  • There was a lot of high jinks and pillow fights. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is to the likes of constant Billy that Michael turns when he thinks that maybe his festival, his humanitarian dream of righteousness and virtue, is getting a little soft-shelled and modish, a bit too grand and deluxe, Glyndebourne on mild magic mushrooms, baby-boomer Butlins, an X and Y generation package holiday, an excuse for mere excursionist hijinks. Billy Bragg's Glastonbury tips
  • Scotland isn't just tartan fun and highland jinks, it's urban youth culture as well.
  • Of course, teachers responded to his pranks and high jinks with wrath and hours of detention.
  • He said that there are more students from comprehensive schools and that they are quieter, enjoy fewer high jinks and take some weeks to settle in. Times, Sunday Times
  • But behind the high jinks and the fun lay a serious purpose. Times, Sunday Times
  • Admittedly, the tackling was suspect, but the searing pace and impossible jinks demonstrated by the winger would cause problems for any defence.
  • ‘I didn't have any leftover time,’ she recalled tartly, ‘for high jinks.’
  • Something tells me that when Martha Stewart burst onto the scene a few decades ago -- only to watch her celebrity soar as a modern-day Happy Homemaker -- she may not have ever imagined she'd be thrust into the high-tech hi-jinks of 2011. Greg Archer: Martha Stewart Moves Into A New Era (VIDEOS)
  • There was a lot of high jinks and pillow fights. Times, Sunday Times
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