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housewarming

[hous-wawr-ming]
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noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for housewarming

n.

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

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