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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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 Several people were injured when gunfire broke out at a house party in Southern California on Sunday, officials said. Fox News, "Shooting at California house party leaves several people injured, officials say," 10 June 2018 Sheri Kearney, the stylist at the Noe Valley house party, was the company’s first sales rep in 2012 and remains among its top sellers, making close to $50,000 a year working about 20 to 25 hours a week. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Selling bras like Tupperware: Ruby Ribbon reshapes direct sales," 8 June 2018 He was arrested when police raided a gay house party, but the studio scuttled the story. Gina Piccalo,, "Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; '50s heartthrob's career ranged from 'Battle Cry' to 'Polyester'," 9 July 2018 The shooting appeared to begin at a house party, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fox News, "Shooting at California house party leaves several people injured, officials say," 10 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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