gate-crash·​er ˈgāt-ˌkra-shər How to pronounce gate-crasher (audio)
: a person who enters, attends, or participates without ticket or invitation
gate-crash verb

Examples of gate-crasher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other factors that likely contributed to the massive overcrowding in certain areas included the number of trees that obscured vantage points and led to overcrowding in areas with better sight lines, and gate-crashers. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2024 But in recent years, some gate-crashers have been exploiting that loophole by turning up with ersatz trophies or, as happened this year, an actual Oscar that didn’t belong to them. Benjamin Svetkey, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2024 The book gave voice to liberals who felt betrayed not by their country but by its voters, the gate-crashers who put Trump into power. Corey Robin, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gate-crasher was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Gate-crasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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