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 Their housewarming gift was a proposal more than $1 trillion short of what Biden wanted. Alexandra Jaffe And Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden’s dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan," 7 Feb. 2021 This cheekily shaped Toast serving board is the perfect housewarming gift. Shelby Comroe, Marie Claire, "Coast to Coast: 50 Women-Run Businesses in America to Shop This Holiday," 7 Dec. 2020 Below, the 34 best housewarming gifts that will add delight to anyone’s life. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "34 Housewarming Gifts to Make Friends or Family Feel Delightfully at Home," 7 Oct. 2020 This set of four coasters, with an outline of the state and the city skyline illustrated within it, is a perfect housewarming gift for someone missing their hometown. Emilia Benton, Chron, "15 Etsy gifts for the homesick Houstonian this holiday season," 13 Nov. 2020 This set of ten dinner napkins makes a great housewarming gift. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "The 40 best gifts to buy from Wayfair," 5 Nov. 2020 No wonder the Vitamix blender is a staple on wedding registries (and a dream housewarming gift for everyone else). Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "This Chef-Beloved Blender Is More Than 50% Off for Prime Day," 14 Oct. 2020 On the hunt for the best housewarming gifts for that first home? Elise Taylor, Vogue, "34 Housewarming Gifts to Make Friends or Family Feel Delightfully at Home," 7 Oct. 2020 After attending a decidedly uncool May 3, 2014 housewarming at O’Keefe’s then-new Jersey City condo, McInnes groused privately about how lame the party was. Matthew Phelan, The New Republic, "The Cozy Relationship Between Project Veritas and the Proud Boys," 30 Sep. 2020

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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 3 Mar. 2021.

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housewarming

noun

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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