hen party

noun

: a party for women only

Examples of hen party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, drinking culture is much less revered, and more often than not the idea of drinking on planes evokes images of rowdy stag dos or over zealous hen parties. Olivia Morelli, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Sep. 2023 Filled with… random stuff that seems to now be a part of every hen party. townandcountrymag.com, 29 May 2023 Sarah Ferguson had a hen party to remember — with her pal Princess Diana by her side. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2023 Over the festive period, holiday-makers included Bella Hadid with her boyfriend, Chloë Sevigny (who threw her hen party here last year) and her family, Emily Ratajkowski, and Paloma Elsesser. Sarah Harris, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2023 But the laughter quickly turned dramatic when he Lesa received a phone call from Caroline Brooks to discuss Caroline Stanbury's hen party, to which Chanel was not invited. Lanae Brody, PEOPLE.com, 1 June 2022 Some time after the hen party in question, Kate even told Cheryl about her impromptu performance. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 28 Apr. 2022 The fun’s not over yet either; according to People, Turner and her pals are also visiting Prague on this European tour of a hen party. Cady Lang, Time, 13 June 2019 The venue, already popular with hen parties and corporate beanos, is on the site of the former flagship store of BHS, a fashion retailer that went bust two years ago. The Economist, 14 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hen party was in 1874

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“Hen party.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hen%20party. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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hen party

noun
: a party for women only

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