bachelor party

noun

Definition of bachelor party 

: a party for a man who is about to be married usually attended by men only The plot is perfect. It's got three groomsmen taking a groom to Vegas for a bachelor party, only the next morning the three groomsmen can't remember a single thing that happened, that's how blotto they got.— Erik Hedegaard

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In 2017, the city also banned beer bikes, a popular activity for bachelor parties, from the city center. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Amsterdam Takes Aim at Tourists in Red Light District," 9 Aug. 2018 Your college roommate keeps bugging you to come tackle the Kentucky Bourbon trail for his bachelor party. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Why Your Trip to Tokyo Should Be All About the Japanese Whisky," 25 June 2018 According to reports, the male passenger was on the flight from Belfast, Ireland to Ibiza, Spain, as part of a bachelor party group. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "'Verbally abusive' Jet2 passenger banned for life from airline," 10 June 2018 The elevator opened to the lobby, where straggling gamblers and bachelor party attendees were greeted by the sight of Carlson carrying the Stanley Cup through the MGM casino. Adam Kilgore, chicagotribune.com, "What happened in Vegas: All night with the Capitals and the Stanley Cup," 8 June 2018 As such, his bachelor party is unlikely to get as raucous as parties he's attended in the past. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry's Bachelor Party: Everything You Need to Know," 31 Mar. 2018 More: Penguins prospect among three hockey players hurt in fire-pit accident at bachelor partyMore: NHL draft 2018: Potential first-round American crop is loaded with sons of former players 9. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL mock draft 2.0: How the first round could shake out," 18 June 2018 In addition to winning Best of Las Vegas Awards honors like best resident performer/headliner, best production show, best bachelorette party and best bachelor party, Spears’ Las Vegas show helped usher in a new era for residency acts on the strip. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Britney Spears 'Excited to be Back' as She Kicks Off Piece of Me Tour in Maryland," 13 July 2018 With names like Love Ranch and Chicken Ranch, brothels have been legal or tolerated in much of Nevada for over a century and are as much a part of the Silver State’s image of sin and debauchery as gaming and bachelor parties. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Is the Party Over for Nevada’s Legal Brothels? Possibility of a Ban Looms," 16 June 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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