housewarming

noun
house·​warm·​ing | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce housewarming (audio) \

Definition of housewarming

: a party to celebrate the taking possession of a house or premises

Examples of housewarming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French porcelain urn — 1890 Q. This large vase was a housewarming gift for my grandparents in about 1908. oregonlive, "French urn, Pittsburgh lamp could be worth thousands: Today’s Collectibles," 1 Feb. 2020 This can work for presents for housewarmings, baby showers or birthdays. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Five fresh ideas for the family china nobody wants," 2 Oct. 2019 With modern planters, macramé plant hangers from Bonnybee Designs, and handmade jewelry from Verra Studios, the shop is the ideal place to pick up a thoughtful housewarming gift. al, "Where to shop in downtown Birmingham’s north district," 29 Nov. 2019 This can work for presents for housewarmings, baby showers or birthdays. Jura Koncius, chicagotribune.com, "Fresh ideas for the family china that nobody wants," 16 Oct. 2019 The pristine condition of their Viking Range indicates that it has never been cooked upon and perhaps never will be, until caterers cruise in to whip up a vegan-ish housewarming dinner party. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "Why “Styling Hollywood” Is One of the Best Celebrity-Stylist Reality Shows," 30 Aug. 2019 Image When Michael travels to West Cork for what promises to be a bucolic housewarming weekend, Maggie introduces him to two Irish friends: Liz, a poet from Galway, and Alison, a Dublin art dealer Michael has met before. Katharine Weber, New York Times, "In Ireland, the Past Is Always Present and So Are Its Ghosts," 1 June 2018 From tackling that tricky—and oftentimes, messy—mixer, to perfecting crafty icing on top, this two-hour class will give you the skills to master that perfect housewarming treat. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Cooking and Baking Classes in New York City," 18 Oct. 2018 The store’s candles ($40) will be my go-to housewarming gift as long as there are friends in new apartments to sort-of willingly receive them. New York Times, "Breaking the Binary," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of housewarming

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Housewarming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housewarming. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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housewarming

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English Language Learners Definition of housewarming

: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

housewarming

noun
house·​warm·​ing | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce housewarming (audio) \

Kids Definition of housewarming

: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

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