bachelorette party

noun

Definition of bachelorette party 

: a party for a woman who is about to be married usually attended by women only Arriving at a second bar where they planned to wind up the night, they found the upper floor occupied by his fiancee, at her own much-rowdier bachelorette party. —Nicholas Kulish

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Here’s the reality: Most eyeshadow palettes have about two shades that are almost empty and 12 shades that have been used exactly once, that one time, for that bachelorette party, maybe. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "WORTH IT: The 5 Insanely Good Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 18 May 2018 Kristen and Carole meet up with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members Brandi and Yolanda for lunch and have to listen to Brandi tell a story about Kristen kissing an Elvis impersonator during her bachelorette party in Vegas. Patrick Varone, Redbook, "The Real Housewives of New York," 16 Apr. 2014 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 The weekend was supposed to be one long bachelorette party, kicked off with dinner and dancing at Cuba Libre, a lively Cuban restaurant and rum bar in downtown Washington. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "Transgender woman says she was asked for ID to use restroom, then kicked out of D.C. restaurant," 24 June 2018 At the bachelor/bachelorette party, Carter gets too drunk, and Jude helps him home. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "The Fosters Series Finale Part 2 Recap: Never Sign A Pre-Nuptial Agreement," 6 June 2018 For a bachelorette party, a challenge might be to create an updo for the bride-to-be with only supplies in the room. Diane Mastrull, Philly.com, "No batteries required: These entrepreneurs are banking on a market for no-tech fun," 28 June 2018 Bride-to-be Gwyneth Paltrow has been just been whisked off to Mexico by her famous friends for a VIP bachelorette party this weekend. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow Is Celebrating Her Bachelorette in Mexico With All Her Famous Friends," 12 Apr. 2018 Besides being a spot for relieving holiday aggression, Stumpy's is a popular destination for divorce parties, team building events, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Maria Carter, Country Living, "People Are Relieving the Stress of the Christmas Season By Throwing Hatchets," 1 Dec. 2016

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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