party animal

noun

: a person known for frequent often wild partying

Examples of party animal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, about 6,000 to 10,000 party animals have flocked to Lake Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, which is about shoulder-length deep and packed with boats, booze and bikinis. Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 4 May 2024 Hart's main characteristics would be lack of eye contact, speech delay and hyperactivity — the kid is a party animal. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2024 Whereas Bobby might be the party animal on Printers Alley, its neighbor Noelle could be likened to a sophisticated New York gallerist. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 And for party animals, National Lampoon's Animal House starts streaming on March 1. TIME, 29 Feb. 2024 Get ready, party animals: Tickets for the 37th annual Zoobilation at the Indianapolis Zoo go on sale Thursday. The Indianapolis Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Roman mythology had Pan, a big fat party animal and actually pretty fun goat-guy. Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 Ever since the raconteur and party animal Tony Pike opened the hotel in the '70s, Pike's has epitomized Ibiza at its most louche: Freddie Mercury hosted 700 guests at his infamous 41st birthday there in 1987, and the place became known for parties that were a little racy, even by local standards. Hadley Freeman, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2023 And are we really supposed to buy that famous party animal Michelangelo of the Ninja Turtles, a surprise guest not included on the poster, had never sampled the sticky icky? Vulture, 13 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of party animal was in 1982

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“Party animal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/party%20animal. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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