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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Recent Examples on the Web Whereas eating a few pounds of spicy crawfish was often a group event — at a bar, house party or corporate function — Hotard says Texans in 2020 started to eat crawfish like many Louisianans do: at home. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "How crawfish companies will weather cold temps in Dallas during COVID-19," 15 Feb. 2021 At a small Super Bowl house party, friends complain about the restrictions. NBC News, "'Saturday Night Live' reimagines Super Bowl commercials in the age of Covid-19," 7 Feb. 2021 Breaking Rules Ministers have been increasingly concerned over a lack of compliance by a minority of people and on Thursday announced new fines of 800 pounds for anyone attending a house party. Alex Morales, Fortune, "U.K. weighs paying people to self isolate as COVID-19 death toll hits new records," 22 Jan. 2021 Saige Ballard was standing outside a Capitol Hill house party, talking to a young man in the June moonlight, when someone approached from the street and opened fire. Washington Post, "In D.C., Black families reel from the pain of hundreds lost to covid-19 and killings," 30 Dec. 2020 The only fictional tale in McQueen's series, the 1980-set slice-of-life narrative centers on a house party at a time when Blacks weren't welcome at white London nightclubs. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "All the best movies we saw at New York Film Festival, ranked (including Steve McQueen's 'Lovers Rock')," 18 Sep. 2020 Small Axe anthology, this piece is set in 1980s West London at a killer house party. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 But many locals and city officials fear that apps like Vybe Together are driving house party culture even deeper underground on big nights like New Year’s Eve. Los Angeles Times, "‘We were canceled by the liberal media’: Inside the shutdown of pandemic party app Vybe Together," 31 Dec. 2020 It’s a virtually plot-free survey of an all-night house party in 1980. Michael Phillips,, "Review: ‘Small Axe,’ a London anthology on Amazon Prime and a 2020 screen highlight," 19 Nov. 2020

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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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23 Feb 2021

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“House party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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