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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Recent Examples on the Web When the bachelorette party arrived on September 12, the Baha Mar resort sent a bus to the airport to collect the suitcases and take them to a church for distribution. Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN, "How a bachelorette trip turned into a relief mission for the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian," 18 Sep. 2019 In the past few decades, bachelorette parties have exploded into a lucrative arm of the $300 billion global wedding industry. Hope Corrigan, Quartzy, "Today’s bachelorette parties have everything—except budgets," 6 Sep. 2019 After the performance, a bachelorette party stood outside the theater taking photos. Alex Marshall, New York Times, "Bachelorettes, Brawls and Body Cameras: A Night at the Theater in London," 13 Aug. 2019 Too giddy to reapply sunscreen at your bachelorette party in Cabo? Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "The Problem With Beauty & Wellness Slacking," 31 Oct. 2019 The wedding shower and bachelor/bachelorette party, in particular, can be expensive and time intensive. New York Times, "How to Say No During Wedding Season," 5 Nov. 2019 Should this no-alcohol policy be in effect for all pre-wedding events (shower, bachelorette party, etc.)? Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Pregnant bride-to-be imposes a nonalcoholic party policy," 22 Oct. 2019 Should this no-alcohol policy be in effect for all pre-wedding events (shower, bachelorette party, etc.)? Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Pregnant bride-to-be imposes ‘alcohol-free’ rule to celebrations," 22 Oct. 2019 The bachelorette party that ended with a drunken guest breaking out the windows of the rental house. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Broken windows, shootings, bathroom lock-ins. How to prevent someone from hosting an all-night rager in your Airbnb," 21 June 2019

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Bachelorette party.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bachelorette%20party. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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