bachelorette party


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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Recent Examples on the Web As anyone who’s attended a Zoom bachelorette party or wedding shower can attest, large virtual gatherings can quickly devolve into mass chaos without any sort of plan (especially when alcohol is involved). Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "Everything You Need to Throw a Foolproof Virtual Holiday Party," 17 Dec. 2020 The backdrop is incongruously bright and fun, like a water park or a bachelorette party. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "Danielle Evans’s Sublime Short Stories of Race, Grief, and Belonging," 21 Nov. 2020 This season, Toni Braxton is going on tour once again, and Tamar will stop by to visit her at a photo shoot to talk about Trina’s wedding and the upcoming bachelorette party. Katey Clifford, al, "‘Braxton Family Values’ | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 5 Nov. 2020 Immediately the trailer teases the already infamous bachelorette party for Cynthia Bailey, where two of the cast members are rumored to have hooked up with the male stripper who performed that night. Marcus Jones,, "Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13 trailer touches on strippers and social justice," 29 Oct. 2020 A few weeks later, Kelli’s bachelorette party was cancelled, and Omar surprised her with mimosas and a D.I.Y. nail bar. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "The Rise of the Minimony and the Micro-Wedding," 15 Oct. 2020 One of my favorite episodes sees Cathy dragging her sister to the woods for a drab camping bachelorette party that also includes her garrulous Aunt Dawn (guest star Caroline Quentin, a comedic knock-out). Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Other One': TV Review," 10 Aug. 2020 Ashley Gordon of New York, who was part of a group that made a four-day April reservation in Scottsdale, Arizona, for her bachelorette party, says the rental service's refund policy lacks teeth. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "'Tip of the iceberg': Airbnb, Vrbo guests fighting for refunds after coronavirus cancellations," 25 June 2020 The frenzy is a big change for Palm Springs, which is used to a quiet summer — punctuated mainly by bachelorette party rentals — because of the extreme heat. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, "Palm Springs Rental Market Heats Up as Prices Soar: "It's Bonkers"," 11 Aug. 2020

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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