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stag party

a social gathering or outing for men only.
a party given a bachelor by his male friends before his marriage, often on the night before the wedding, ranging from a formal gathering to a night of carousing.
a gathering for men only, especially one for the purpose of watching sexually titillating movies or exhibitions.
Origin of stag party
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • George Eliot, of course, I could not invite to a stag party.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • At the ball, at the stag party, and during the entire proceedings of the convention.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • Don't blame you in the least for not joining our stag party.

    The Eyes of the World Harold Bell Wright
  • The Kneipe is what we should call a stag party, and can be very harmless or very rowdy, according to its composition.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
  • If a man is introduced to him, unattended by a woman, and he is with a stag party, politeness bids him also rise.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Do not explain the mechanism of a gas engine at an afternoon tea or the culture of hollyhocks at a stag party.

    The Art of Public Speaking Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Idioms and Phrases with stag party

stag party

A social gathering for men exclusively, often involving entertainment considered unsuitable for women. For example, They wanted to give him a stag party before the wedding but John wasn't interested. This idiom uses stag in the sense of “a man unaccompanied by a woman.” [ c. 1850 ]
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