hen party


noun Informal.

a party or gathering for women only.

Nearby words

  1. hen fruit,
  2. hen harrier,
  3. hen hawk,
  4. hen night,
  5. hen of the woods,
  6. hen run,
  7. hen tracks,
  8. hen-and-chickens,
  9. hen-house,
  10. henan

Origin of hen party

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples 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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