party animal


: a person known for frequent often wild partying

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When asked to describe a typical extravert, most people tend to think of the lively ‘party animal,’ equating extraversion with a preference for social interactions. Emma Barrett And Paul Martin, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2014 Adam Sandler plays a 30-something party animal who overdoes it enough to face legal trouble. Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2022 In it, two doppelgängers, one a party animal and the other a giant-sized version of Swift, poke and prod at the real singer's insecurities. Lauren Huff,, 21 Oct. 2022 Sonny, finally with some alone time, calls up his old friend Huck Dembo (Mark Wahlberg) — a party animal bachelor. Andy Meek, BGR, 19 Aug. 2022 So if people are buying pickups for the fun of owning a car alternative, why not go full-frivolous and build a sun-worshiping, let's-go-to-the-beach party animal? Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 20 July 2022 Your friends can now live up to their party animal title with these chic costumes loosely inspired by actual animals. Cameron Jenkins, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 Under her new identity, the quiet Emma morphs into a different person, the party animal and hot-headed socialite Annika. Annika Pham, Variety, 6 Feb. 2022 For those who like their music loud and deep, the new JBL Boombox 3 is JBL’s third version of this party animal. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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