bachelor party


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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After this year's Hyannis-Nantucket Figawi sailboat race, Ryan Lee, on the island for a bachelor party, was determined to get the weekend's most coveted item: a Mount Gay Rum red cap. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Why Everyone Wants One Of These Hats," 27 Aug. 2014 Getty Images The bachelor party wasn't as wild and crazy as some may have expected. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Everything You Forgot Happened at Prince William's Bachelor Party," 27 Jan. 2019 Jordan Spieth took the week off after the British Open for his bachelor party in Spain. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Heat serves as muggy reminder of the final PGA in August," 6 Aug. 2018 In March 2016, Hunter allegedly spent $462.46 in funds at a restaurant for a bachelor party -- that bill was for 30 shots of tequila and one steak. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty, claims indictment 'politically motivated'," 23 Aug. 2018 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,, "What happened in Vegas: All night with the Capitals and the Stanley Cup," 8 June 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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