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Shivaree - Word of the Day - Mon Nov 1, 2020

Myr

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Shivaree - (noun) - a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple

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After the ceremony, a cacophonous noise broke out and the newlyweds thought it was a shivaree, though it turned out the best man was just drunk singing.

 

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This seems to have been a rural practice, sort of a hazing for newlyweds.

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