house party


Definition of house party

: a party lasting over one or more nights at a residence (such as a home or fraternity house)

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Cyrus is drifting through a house party, clearly unsatisfied, before ultimately ending up face-up in a pool — much like the aforementioned animated horse. Christian Holub,, "Watch Miley Cyrus as a dissatisfied party girl in new 'Slide Away' music video," 6 Sep. 2019 In the meantime, house parties and tailgates will have to do. Scott Patsko,, "Browns TE Pharaoh Brown: ‘It’s ridiculous. Everybody’s a Browns fan now’," 5 Sep. 2019 But Shults' scenes of house parties and electric-blue beach dusks are tinged with an undertow of dread, danger and melancholy. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Waves': Film Review | Telluride 2019," 31 Aug. 2019 Close-up magic was popular at exclusive house parties in the Victorian era, and the elegant, candlelit rooms set the mood perfectly., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 July 2019 As the photo line dwindled at house parties and breweries across the Granite State, voters lingered behind the candidate's departure to reflect on her stump speech. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "Sen. Amy Klobuchar slams Trump's dealmaking, talks foreign policy," 7 July 2019 Update: July 8, 2019 This article has been updated to include a report about a large house party and street exhibitions that preceded the gunfire. #DEVELOPING @SanJosePD looking for the person who shot four people in San Jose. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, "San Jose: Four injured in late-night shooting on Hillsdale Avenue," 7 July 2019 The third victim was 17 years old when Jefferson invited her to a house party through social media, the district attorney’s office said., "Suspect convicted in rape case with multiple victims in Washington County," 2 July 2019 The shots were fired outside a home where a house party was taking place, Schepman said. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Denver police investigating three overnight shootings, including one that injured a minor," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of house party

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of house party

: a large party at someone's house that usually lasts for several days

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