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gilravage, n.
[‘Noisy or drunken merrymaking; boisterous play; commotion, confusion. Also: an instance of this.’]
Pronunciation: Brit. /ɡᵻlˈravɪdʒ/, U.S. /ɡəlˈrævɪdʒ/, Scottish /ɡᵻlˈravɪdʒ/, Irish English /ɡəlˈrævɪdʒ/
Forms: see gilravage v.
Origin: Apparently formed within English, by conversion. Etymon: gilravage v.
Etymology:Apparently < gilravage v.
Scottish, English regional (northern), and Irish English.
Noisy or drunken merrymaking; boisterous play; commotion, confusion. Also: an instance of this.
a1796 R. Burns Poems & Songs(1968) I. 124 While at the stook the shearers cow'r..Or in gulravage rinnin scow'r To pass the time.
1818 Edinb. Mag. & Lit. Misc. Sept. 155 Muckle din an' loud gilraivitch was amang them, gaffawan an' lauchan.
1838 T. Carlyle Let. 12 June in T. Carlyle & J. W. Carlyle Coll. Lett.(1985) X. 96 This season of the year is all on a gallop here in London with dinners and meetings and business and gilravish of all kinds.
1856 J. Strang Glasgow & its Clubs 125 Scottish ‘Galraviches’, as these drinking bouts were called, are well known to all acquainted with the ‘annals of the bottle’.
1863 R. Paul Let. in Mem.(1872) xviii. 269 An after-dinner galravage with the children.
1876 W. Brockie Confessional 185 A' thing's ranshacklt frae head to fit, Ye canna get room to stand or sit, There's sic a gulravage as never was kennd.
1910 P. W. Joyce Eng. as we speak it in Ireland xiii. 270 Gulravage, gulravish; noisy boisterous play.
1968 Classical Rev. 18 162 Simice and the daughter were arbitrarily and incorrectly given speaking parts in the post-rescue scene, and Simice again in the final gilravage [sc. wedding celebrations].
2013 Scotsman(Nexis) 6 Mar. If there are any statesmen left in Britain it is high time they stepped forward and brought some clear thinking to the present gilravage.