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[hous-wawr-ming] /ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ/
a party to celebrate a person's or family's move to a new home.
Origin of housewarming
First recorded in 1570-80; house + warm + -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “Aunt Louise has asked him to come on to the housewarming,” she said.

  • While he was eating the guests for the housewarming began to arrive.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories Abbie Phillips Walker
  • The affair culminated last evening, the nuptial ceremony being a housewarming tendered by the club.

  • We ought to give some kind of housewarming for the people about, now you've come back.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • Mrs. Folsom made another move, this time to quite a fine family hotel, and she gave a housewarming on going in.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Pepper hoped that he would not be left out of Aunt Angela's housewarming.

    The Debit Account Oliver Onions
  • The following October we moved in and gave a housewarming—with the town band engaged to play waltzes outside while we dined.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • I will give a housewarming You say that Dix has settled down here.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • Just after he and his bride took up their abode in the newly completed mansion, a housewarming was held.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
Word Origin and History for housewarming

"celebration of a new home," 1570s, from house (n.) + present participle of warm.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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