hen party

[ hen-pahr-tee ]
/ ˈhɛn ˌpɑr ti /

noun Informal.

a social gathering for women only: One after another the neighborhood wives stopped by for coffee, and by midafternoon we had quite the hen party!
Also called hen night [nahyt], /ˌnaɪt/, hen do .British, Australian. bachelorette party: I’ve reserved the entire pub for my sister’s hen party.

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Origin of hen party

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for hen party

  • Would be if he should happen to come home—and find this hen-party on.

    The Crux|Charlotte Perkins Gilman

British Dictionary definitions for hen party

hen party

noun

informal a party at which only women are presentCompare hen night, stag night
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