housewarming

[ hous-wawr-ming ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ /
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noun

a party to celebrate a person's or family's move to a new home.

Nearby words

  1. houseroom,
  2. houses of parliament,
  3. housesit,
  4. housetop,
  5. housewares,
  6. housewife,
  7. housewifely,
  8. housewifery,
  9. housewifey,
  10. housework

Origin of housewarming

First recorded in 1570–80; house + warm + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for house-warming

house-warming

noun

  1. a party given after moving into a new home
  2. (as modifier)a house-warming party
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Word Origin and History for house-warming

housewarming

n.

"celebration of a new home," 1570s, from house (n.) + present participle of warm.

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