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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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 Ain’t no party like a Property Brothers’ bachelor party! Drew Scott and Linda Phan are tying the knot this weekend in Italy. Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, "Property Brothers' Drew Scott Kicks Off His Wedding Week with Surprise Bachelor Party in Italy," 9 May 2018 Just this year, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed an appeals court decision that said District of Columbia police were wrong to arrest 21 people for trespassing at a boozy bachelor party with an absentee hostess. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?," 10 July 2018 The short-term rental phenomenon has ignited fights in many communities, notably in tourist draws like San Francisco, Santa Monica and the wine country, where people gather for bachelor parties, weddings and other big events. Tony Bizjak And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "The 'hotel' next door: Airbnb rentals face backlash in some Sacramento neighborhoods," 17 June 2018 Attending the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on Sunday, Harington brought Liam Cunningham and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau along, too, making the trip look like a low-key bachelor party. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kit Harington Hits the Monaco Grand Prix With Game of Thrones Co-Stars Ahead of His Wedding," 27 May 2018 Five years later, he was accused of stabbing a man to death with a butcher knife at a bachelor party on Staten Island, though a grand jury declined to charge him in that case. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "Former Police Officer Gets 14 Years for Role as Gangster’s Enforcer," 27 Mar. 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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