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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Like any good house party, that's where it was lit. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Inside Sephoria: Sephora's Fabulous, Glittery, Two-Day House Party," 22 Oct. 2018 Fittingly, the vibe of the party channeled that of a house party, with each room individually themed. Vogue, "Burberry Launches Its Latest Fragrance in London With Cara Delevingne," 11 Oct. 2018 Oliver, a white officer who responded to a house party last year, fired into a car filled with teens including 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. David Warren, The Seattle Times, "Dallas police respond to shooting with proactive approach," 12 Sep. 2018 Along the parade route in Bay View live Kathy and Greg Stilin, who prepare every Fourth for a house party with their friends and family. Jennifer Walter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Star-spangled traditions: Milwaukee communities come together for July 4th festivities," 4 July 2018 Priority three calls, non-urgent incidents like a house party or a burglary that, like Limones', is noticed after the fact — have increased by 10 minutes and 36 seconds in the past four years. Megan Cassidy, azcentral, "Phoenix police fight rising response times," 6 Nov. 2015 Suspicious incident 2600 block of Northwest 18th Terrace in Oakland Park, June 13, 6 a.m. Following a house party, several 9 mm shell casings were found outside of the residence where the party took place. Dan White,, "Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park area crime reports," 11 July 2018 Three people were killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a Fourth of July house party in Westlake, police said. Sarah Parvini,, "3 dead and 3 injured in shooting at Westlake house party," 5 July 2018 Antwan Tamon Mims is wanted in the March 25 slayings of Cortez Lamont Miller and Michael Canthrell Johnson, who were shot to death at a house party in the 900 block of Lavette in Benton Harbor. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan murder suspect is on FBI's 10 most wanted list," 27 June 2018

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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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