bouncy house


variants chiefly US bouncy house or chiefly British bouncy castle
plural bouncy houses
: a springy inflatable structure often resembling a four-sided building and used especially by children for jumping for sport

called also bounce house

Examples of bouncy house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of friends and family were in attendance, and the celebrations included unique elements like a bouncy house and surprise fireworks. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2024 Timeline:The Covenant School shooting and the dramatic year that followed In May, the church threw a big picnic barbeque with bouncy houses, face painting and carnival games. USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 And as seems to be tradition at children’s parties in the Mahomes family, there was a bouncy house. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 20 Feb. 2024 There will be free food for the children, door prizes, games, music, a bouncy house, sensory activities, candy, and vendors, according to a news release. Arkansas Online, 23 Oct. 2023 Kids get their own stage, as well as bouncy houses, pony rides and other attractions. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The company has been active in community organizations and events, including in late July, when hundreds of locals flocked to the Seneca Meadows Open House, lining up for a bouncy house and free barbecue chicken, a vintage car show and a demonstration of live falconry. Jesse McKinley Lauren Petracca, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2023 Similar to an inflatable mattress or bouncy house, the fan does most of the work with this inflatable screen. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 There will also be dancing, raffles, face painting, balloon animals, and bouncy houses., 6 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bouncy house was in 1983

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“Bouncy house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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