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hen party

noun, Informal.
a party or gathering for women only.
Origin of hen party
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ive telephoned the boys that my party had to be postponed, so this will be a hen party.

    Betty Lee, Freshman

    David Goodger (
  • "Might have known it would be a hen party till six, anyhow," he muttered, swinging out of his overcoat.

  • There were enough young ladies, but a "hen party" wasn't much fun.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for hen party

hen party

(informal) a party at which only women are present Compare hen night, stag night
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for hen party

hen party

noun phrase

A party for women only: Men have stag parties; girls have hen parties (1887+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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