house·​warm·​ing ˈhau̇s-ˌwȯr-miŋ How to pronounce housewarming (audio)
: a party to celebrate the taking possession of a house or premises

Examples of housewarming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Ross was moving in last July, he was welcomed by none other than Combs, who presented his pal with a golf cart as a housewarming gift. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 In addition to being a good pickup for your daily commute, this Wordle book makes a great gift for parents, new grads, housewarmings or just for your next get together. Tim Chan, Variety, 18 Mar. 2024 Its flavor is balanced and well-rounded, and our tester already has it in mind for future housewarming gifts. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 The delivery man arrives at Troy and Abed's housewarming party. Chancellor Agard,, 6 Mar. 2024 Trump’s big rallies were one thing, but now the campaign was inviting everyone over for the next term’s housewarming. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2024 And despite being cheapened to a last-minute gift, the right candles can make for a perfect stocking stuffers or housewarming gift for loved ones, close and distant. Anna Tingley, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 Another great find is this 11-piece cookware set from Cuisinart that would make a fantastic housewarming or birthday gift for home chefs. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 17 Feb. 2024 The Starting Lineup Look no further for the perfect housewarming gift. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housewarming was in 1577

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“Housewarming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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house·​warm·​ing ˈhau̇-swȯr-miŋ How to pronounce housewarming (audio)
: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

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