stag party

[ stag-pahr-tee ]
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  1. a social gathering or outing attended by or restricted to men only.

  2. a gathering intended or suitable for men only, especially one for the purpose of watching sexually titillating movies or exhibitions.

  1. Chiefly British. bachelor party.

Origin of stag party

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; 1960–65 for def. 2

Words Nearby stag party Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stag party in a sentence

  • At the ball, at the stag party, and during the entire proceedings of the convention.

    The Forged Note | Oscar Micheaux

Other Idioms and Phrases with stag party

stag party

A social gathering for men exclusively, often involving entertainment considered unsuitable for women. For example, They wanted to give him a stag party before the wedding but John wasn't interested. This idiom uses stag in the sense of “a man unaccompanied by a woman.” [c. 1850]

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