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

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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 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, "10 events to attend in Birmingham this March," 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, "Created for Prohibition a Century Ago, These Sodas Are Still in Our Rotation," 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, "Fun run kicks off Turkey Day in The Woodlands," 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, "The Paris Opera Celebrates 350 Years With a Glittering Gala," 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, "Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals," 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,, "Too many choices at PorchFest? Let’s walk you through it.," 9 May 2018 As the sky turns rosé pink, merrymakers crack open wine bottles and play lazy Pétanque games. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "The virtues of a tourist-free arrondissement," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of merrymaker

1797, in the meaning defined above

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

Kids Definition of merrymaker

: a person taking part in joyful celebration

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