or af·ter·par·ty or af·ter par·ty
noun, plural af·ter-par·ties.
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BASIC DEFINITION OF AFTER-PARTY
What is an after-party?
An after-party is a party that happens after an event or after the main party. The after-party is usually smaller, less formal, and more exclusive (meaning fewer people are invited).
After-parties are usually held after events like concerts, dances, weddings, and award ceremonies. Since such events are usually at least somewhat formal, the after-party is often intended as an opportunity for people to really let loose.
It is also commonly seen without a hyphen (afterparty) and as two words (after party).
Example: At the end of the wedding reception, the best man announced that he was having an after-party at his house for anyone who wanted to keep on partying past midnight.
Where does after-party come from?
The first records of after-party in its current sense come from the 1940s. An after-party can be a party that happens after the (first) party, but the word perhaps more commonly refers to the party that happens after an event.
The problem with big parties and events is that they have to end. Enter the after-party. Depending on who you ask, the real party doesn’t actually start until the after-party.
Whether it follows an event or another party, the after-party is usually more intimate—with a smaller, more select group of people. Such after-parties may or may not be thrown by the same person who hosted the original gathering. But in most cases, they take place at a different venue, whether it’s a hotel room after the official convention party or someone’s house after a concert.
Award ceremonies like the Oscars are known for being followed by big, fancy after-parties hosted by A-list celebrities, who invite their other celebrity friends. Like a lot of after-parties, they’re known for getting a bit wild. But just wait till the after-after-party.
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The word after-party is associated with coolness, exclusivity, and wild times. A party is fun but the after-party is where the real fun begins. Or so we’ve heard.
my mind cant comprehend what happened at the after-party still.
— gnap (@GottaTakeA_GNAP) September 23, 2012
can we just agree that the Oscars afterparty looks are 100000% better than the Oscars red carpet looks
— interstellar (@ClNEMAH) February 29, 2016
At the @devnexus after-after party, when does the after-after-after party start?
— Ghouly Spookando 🧟♂️ #BLM #Vote! 🗳 (@BillyKorando) February 22, 2020
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Is after-party used correctly in the following sentence?
“I’m not going to prom, but I might go to the after-party.”
Example sentences from the Web for after-party
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
Although the NFL party animal loves flaunting his washboard abs, he seems more fratboy than Fabio.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eva Silverman, who co-hosts an Oakland Dinner Party, agrees.
Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
Talking about death is never easy, but with food, comfort, and familiarity, a new kind of dinner party is making it easier.
Walls End Castle, when the party broke up, returned to its normal state.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
To give him a party name, he became an anti-clerical, strictly in a political and lawful sense.
Native women were not interfered with by either party, nor were the foreigners, many of whom took refuge at the British Consulate.
No one was hurt, although the shot was evidently intended for my party.
Ascension being a holiday here, all we pianists made up a walking party out to Tiefurt, about two miles distant.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay