mer·​ry·​mak·​er ˈmer-ē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce merrymaker (audio)

Examples of merrymaker in a Sentence

merrymakers at the country club like to celebrate New Year's Eve in an especially grand style
Recent Examples on the Web The man in charge of this band of merrymakers is Nigel Petersen — a thinly disguised Lorne Michaels — an inscrutable star-maker whose whims have shaped late-night comedy since the early 1980s. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 According to the study, led by Shevach Friedler and published in Fertility and Sterility, a medical merrymaker visited the fertility clinic regularly for a year. Patrick Morgan, Discover Magazine, 14 Jan. 2011 Finally, on the actual holiday, the streets of Five Points will once again fill with merrymakers enjoying more Irish food and drink specials at participating establishments. al, 6 Mar. 2020 To the chagrin of liquor dealers, alcoholics, and general merrymakers across the state, Oregon’s Prohibition began five years before the Eighteenth Amendment was passed. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 16 Jan. 2020 Sprinting pilgrims, jogging turkeys and other merrymakers donned in holiday garb will be running through The Woodlands on Thanksgiving Day morning as the annual holiday tradition Run Thru The Woods marks its 30th year in the township on Nov. 28. Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle, 28 Nov. 2019 The stage was soon heaving with merrymakers inspired by a troupe of Hache’s ballroom community performers in leopard unitards and pink wigs strutting their inspirational moves to the beats. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 14 May 2019 The festival, which usually draws 4,500 merrymakers, will include a grape stomp, live music, dancing, food trucks and a fall arts-and-crafts show, plus a kids zone. Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2019 This gang of merrymakers and educators encourages anyone, regardless of age or experience, to pick up an instrument and join in their blowout parades. Zoë Madonna,, 9 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of merrymaker was in 1797

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“Merrymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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