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

Examples of bachelor party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Beach Planner specializes in curating itineraries from start to finish for group trips, and bachelorette and bachelor parties in luxe beach destinations like Riviera Maya and Los Cabos. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, 31 Aug. 2023 The investigation revealed the victims had traveled from Georgia, Alabama and Connecticut for their friend’s bachelor party in Walton County. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 30 Nov. 2022 Richard Hancock, 28, had traveled from Birmingham, England, and was en route to Las Vegas with a friend’s bachelor party. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2023 Blair Underwood Marries Longtime Friend Josie Hart in Intimate Caribbean Wedding (Exclusive) NBA legend Michael Jordan hosted his bachelor party at the resort before he and Yvette Prieto wed in 2013. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 27 June 2023 There’s the expectation to attend a bridal shower, bachelorette/bachelor party (sometimes stretched to weekend retreats) and rehearsal dinner. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Summoning Sylvia tells the story of a gay bachelor party that takes a spooky turn when sinister spirits are suddenly summoned. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 Prior measures include restricting marijuana use in the city’s Red Light District and even pleading with male travelers who planned on hosting their bachelor parties there against visiting the city. Kaitlyn Huamani, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 And now the viral story of Angelo’s bachelor party from 2019 might actually become one. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bachelor party was in 1863

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“Bachelor party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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