After a night of drinking, your kinda girlfriend calls you up while your laying in bed to inform you that she is on her way over for sex.
I was wasted last night and she came over and gave me the shanghai.
by Twig64 March 05, 2010
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Being kidnapped by someone, usually sailors and/or pirates and forced to do sailor work through means of violence and intimidation.
"I'd like to file a police report, my friends were abducted by some sailors, they're being forced to do ship repairs and other stuff or else the sailors will kill 'em!"

"Sir, your friends have been 'shanghaied', we'll notify the Coast Guard."
by tahutoa May 17, 2015
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Term describing a type of kidnapping.Back in the 17th and 18th century in back alleys behind orphanages and bars there were trap doors that were watched and opened on drunken people or wandering children,then the children or drunks were beaten up until unconscious and brought aboard a ship to do slave labor out at sea until they died.
we need one more crew memeberlet's shanghai some drunk fuck.
by D.Sanchez April 25, 2005
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to trick,mislead or confuse someone into something that they normally wouldn't do willing.
Oh, I am totally shanghaiing Mike into giving me a ride to McD's for lunch by reminding him how we never hang out anymore.
by ridetheyak July 12, 2009
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Shanghai is a special city in every respect. Only 50 years ago, it was still considered one of the most important metropolises of the world, as the trading and banking center of Asia.
by Terry Zeng December 23, 2004
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