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

Definition of merrymaker

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Synonyms & Antonyms for merrymaker


celebrant, celebrator, partyer (also partier), partygoer, reveler (or reveller), roisterer


killjoy, party pooper

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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

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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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