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 The last time Reed and Turner saw each other was five years ago, when Reed moved into a new apartment and Turner dropped off a housewarming present. NBC News, 6 Apr. 2022 The scene shop housewarming, where areas are already labeled for things not yet purchased, should further inspire the gift-givers. Christopher Arnott,, 8 Dec. 2021 Swap the wine bottle for an accent rug as an unexpected housewarming gift. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 2 Mar. 2022 Hansen and Tang play Adam and Margo, whose housewarming party is a success. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2022 The housewarming was timed for a rare time when the new scene shop will not be in use. Christopher Arnott,, 8 Dec. 2021 The scene shop was given a housewarming on Tuesday night. Christopher Arnott,, 8 Dec. 2021 For the caffeine addicts and lovers of good coffee, this six-piece set from Tom Dixon is the ultimate housewarming gift. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2021 Adding some flair and originality to a plain set of glasses, wine charms are a cute and, well, charming housewarming gift idea. Rachel Simon,, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of housewarming

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Housewarming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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