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house party

or houseparty

noun
1.
the entertainment of guests for one or more nights at one's home, a fraternity or sorority house, etc.
2.
the guests at such an affair or party:
The house party goes sailing today.
Origin of house party
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • "I preferred that to having Ruth at a house party at the Martins," she said quietly.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • It was in order to brighten it that Phil suggested a house party.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • There was to be a dance or a house party or something of the sort at the end of the drive.

    The Man of the Desert Grace Livingston Hill
  • “A jaunt that ended in my giving a house party at Deerhurst,” said Dorothy.

    Dorothy's Triumph

    Evelyn Raymond
  • The lassitude which had held the house party in thrall was dispelled.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann Emma Speed Sampson
British Dictionary definitions for house party

house party

noun
1.
a party, usually in a country house, at which guests are invited to stay for several days
2.
the guests who are invited
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