house party


Definition of house party

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

Examples of house party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five individuals were killed and four others were injured at the house party in Orinda on Halloween night. Justin Phillips,, "A perspective on Orinda: Death, gun violence and generational trauma," 7 Nov. 2019 By the time officers arrived, more than 100 attendees were fleeing from the house party. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, "Four killed in mass shooting at Halloween party in California," 1 Nov. 2019 At Carillo’s arraignment, a prosecutor said a number of uninvited guests turned up at the house party the night of the incident and an argument there led to the shooting. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2nd suspect charged with murder in shooting at La Jolla house party," 13 Sep. 2019 Oliver and his partner were responding to a report of underage drinking at the house party. Ryan Tarinelli, The Seattle Times, "Sentencing underway for ex-Texas cop convicted of murder," 28 Aug. 2018 The couple met in 2006 at a house party when the bride was visiting a mutual friend at Wesleyan. New York Times, "Jennie Sears, Zachary Fried," 3 Nov. 2019 Samudio said a dark-colored vehicle pulled up at the house party in a cul-de-sac, and a person inside began shooting at the crowd in front of the home. Ethan Schmidt, azcentral, "5 teens shot outside Phoenix-area party on Halloween night," 1 Nov. 2019 Four men were killed and six others wounded in a shooting Sunday night at a house party in Fresno, California, police said. Brian Dakss, CBS News, "Deadly shooting at Fresno football party appears to have been "targeted act of violence," police say," 18 Nov. 2019 Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a Halloween house party in Orinda, officials said. Matthias Gafni,, "Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured, at Halloween house party," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of house party

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house party was in 1827

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20 Jan 2020

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“House party.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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