Niner is a rite of passage ceremony
marking entrance or acceptance into
a group or society in High School
, required for grade nine students
to be fully "accepted" into
the student community.
Another word that could
be used for this term is Initiation. However niner is a more specific
term referring only
to grade nine initiations.
This type of initiation is mostly done in school
to sleep over,(for example; Muskoka
Woods camp) and at night around 1:00 to 3:00 AM, grade 11 or 12 students
would wake up, and go around "initating" niners in their sleep.
This term is a new type of initation, started in Bishop Allen Catholic
, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The following could be considered ninering, having your hair
sprayed into a vivid color, usually green, having shaving
cream sprayed on your face, or make you do ridiculous things (if not in a school trip.)