Before tin cans tied to car bumpers, there was charivari (also called shivaree) to send off a newlywed couple. In most cases, charivari was a middle-of-the-night party on the bride and groom's front lawn that didn't end until the rabble rousers were fed by the newlyweds.
noun 1. a cacophonous mock serenade, performed in derision of an unpopular person or in celebration of a marriage
Etymology: mid 17th century: from French, perhaps from Ancient Greek καρηβαρία (karēbareia, “headache”)
source: Oxford English Dictionary
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