bounce house


plural bounce houses
: a springy inflatable structure often resembling a four-sided building and used especially by children for jumping for sport : bouncy house

Examples of bounce house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will also be a parkour course, a bounce house, and more., 8 Sep. 2023 One of her unique celebrations included a big BBQ in a park complete with an ice cream truck and a bounce house. Irina Gonzalez, Good Housekeeping, 15 Aug. 2023 Inflatables will include an obstacle course, a wipeout course and a bounce house. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 Later, Kulture could be seen exploring the different areas of the party — which included a ball pit, slides, a bounce house, a ceramics-painting station, a backpack-decorating station and more. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 The event also features a 5K fun run, live music on the lawn, axe throwing, bounce houses, face painting and lawn games, and food trucks all set on the property of the Yamhill County farm. oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2023 There's so much for little bodies to do, from bouncing between the water slide and bounce house to scrambling up the climbing wall and lounging in the pool area. Elizabeth Kadar, Women's Health, 2 Aug. 2023 The group will also offer free food, live music, a job fair hosted by Workforce Dallas and a kids’ zone with bounce houses, water slides and face painting. Silvana Pagliuca, Dallas News, 27 July 2023 Family-friendly event features face painting, bounce house, live music and kids crafts. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 26 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bounce house was in 1978

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“Bounce house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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