Friends·​giv·​ing fren(d)z-ˈgi-viŋ How to pronounce Friendsgiving (audio)
 also  ˈfren(d)z-ˌgi-
plural Friendsgivings
US, informal
: a celebration or meal shared among friends on or near Thanksgiving Day
"Yes, I do celebrate Friendsgiving!" Brandon Foster happily declared.Hannah Kramer
Many Friendsgivings are held on the weekends before or after the fourth Thursday in November, so some brave souls go home for the traditional holiday and travel somewhere else for Friendsgiving.Pete Wells

Examples of Friendsgiving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Days after hosting their first Friendsgiving, Jesse and his boyfriend Joe spent the weekend decorating their first Christmas tree and getting excited for the upcoming holiday season. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 Stause said while discussing her partnership with 21 Seeds Tequila for a Friendsgiving dinner. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Right after Halloween, Ashley Guerra started being inundated with invitations — for Friendsgiving, for holiday parties and for New Year’s Eve. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Though arranging the food itself might not be your top priority, choosing how to plate and present your finished dishes can make a big impact on your Friendsgiving party. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Nov. 2023 While Greenfield and Sanchez mingled with the animal lovers at Furry Friendsgiving, Darlene ensured all the pups were having a good time. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 President Biden and first lady Jill Biden serve food at a Friendsgiving dinner with service members and military families at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 19 Nov. 2023 Later Sunday, the president and first lady attended a Friendsgiving dinner with troops and their relatives at the Norfolk Naval Station. Adam Carlson, ABC News, 19 Nov. 2023 The real estate agent, 42, hosted a Friendsgiving dinner last weekend, sponsored by 21 Seeds Tequila, and invited many of her Selling Sunset castmates alongside more friends. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


friends, plural of friend entry 1 + (thanks)giving

First Known Use

2007, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Friendsgiving was in 2007

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Cite this Entry

“Friendsgiving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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