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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for housewarming



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper