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 Cervantes and his friend, 24-year-old Amber Khan from Tustin, left a house party and had been standing next to a car for a few minutes when the hit-and-run happened, said Khan. Mona Darwish, Orange County Register, 5 Apr. 2024 Trainor and Sabara initially met at a house party in 2014 and began dating years later, after being set up by Chloë Grace Moretz. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2024 He was accused of being part of two Goon attacks: one at a Gilbert In-N-Out Burger in December 2022 and another at a Gilbert house party in November 2022. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 The Goons would record their blitz-style attacks in parks, parking garages, outside fast-food restaurants and at house parties. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 The plan: score enough alcohol to inebriate a house party full of teens and convince their crushes to sleep with them. Shania Russell,, 10 Mar. 2024 Those organizers threw house parties to pay for part of their salaries. USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2024 Throughout the week, Latinos Con Biden-Harris was holding organizing events, trainings and house parties in Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Gabriella Abdul-Hakim, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 The house party becomes another stage for indulging in ’90s nostalgia. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house party was in 1827

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“House party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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