shindy n.also shindying, shinty[naut. jargon shindy, a form of dance among sailors; ? ult. SE shinty, a game, mainly played in Ireland, that resembles a rougher form of hockey] [mid-19C] a noise, a disturbance, a commotion. In phrases kick up a shindy (v.) (also cut up shindies, kick up shindies) [early19C+] to cause trouble, to create a disturbance.