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house party

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noun
  1. the entertainment of guests for one or more nights at one's home, a fraternity or sorority house, etc.
  2. the guests at such an affair or party: The house party goes sailing today.
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Origin of house party

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for house party

Historical Examples

  • The house-party had dispersed before she came down next day.

    The Education of Eric Lane

    Stephen McKenna

  • Twice during the painful period of the house-party I heard from Martin.

  • I'm invited to visit the swellest home in Council Bluffs for a house-party.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • There were assembled the house-party only, Devar and I being the guests of the evening.

    Dross

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • One was a newspaper, bearing the date of Lloyd's first house-party.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land

    Annie Fellows Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for house party

house party

noun
  1. a party, usually in a country house, at which guests are invited to stay for several days
  2. the guests who are invited
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