block party


: an outdoor public party put on by the residents of a city block or neighborhood

Examples of block party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over 300 people had been at the block party, drawing people from over 50 miles away. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2024 The shooting unfolded early Sunday at a block party where someone opened fire shortly before 2:30 a.m. ET, CNN affiliate WDIV reported. Zenebou Sylla, CNN, 7 July 2024 Enjoy the largest West Coast Fourth of July celebration in downtown L.A. Enjoy live music, crafts and games from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday (that’s tonight) at the Fourth of July block party in Gloria Molina Grand Park (200 N. Grand Ave). Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2024 The police response leading up to and during the annual block party in Brooklyn Homes was heavily scrutinized in the months following the shootout. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for block party 

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of block party was in 1902

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“Block party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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