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housewarming

[hous-wawr-ming] /ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ/
noun
1.
a party to celebrate a person's or family's move to a new home.
Origin of housewarming
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; house + warm + -ing1
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  • While he was eating the guests for the housewarming began to arrive.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • 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
  • That was all the ceremony of housewarming which the place had.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Pepper hoped that he would not be left out of Aunt Angela's housewarming.

    The Debit Account

    Oliver Onions
  • “These will be all started for your housewarming,” suggested Helen.

  • “Aunt Louise has asked him to come on to the housewarming,” she said.

  • I will give a housewarming You say that Dix has settled down here.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • Yet Jimmie got all of us down, not long after he was married, to what he called a housewarming.

    The Gay Cockade Temple Bailey
  • But it is a sort of housewarming, you see; and our friends are in no hurry.

    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy
Word Origin and History for housewarming
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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