party animal


Definition of party animal

: a person known for frequent often wild partying

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Brittany is a binge-eater, a party animal, and stuck in a dead-end job. Elena Nicolaou,, "Brittany Runs A Marathon," 22 Aug. 2019 Wesley Frye is a sweet-voiced, boyish Eisenstein, while John Allen Nelson makes his friend/nemesis Falke a believable Bermuda-shorts-clad party animal. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Opera on the Lake debuts with bubbly, buoyant ‘Die Fledermaus’," 25 July 2019 Prince Charles is a longtime advocate of conservation efforts, and he's passed that passion onto his sons Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are literal party animals! Stephanie Petit,, "Why Are Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Wearing Bedazzled Animal Masks?," 13 June 2019 Charlie Sheen, the infamous party animal, actor and profanity expert, has been laying low for a bit. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Charlie Sheen and Lil Pump Administer Strange Meds In 'Drug Addict' Music Video: Watch," 6 July 2018 For any Francophiles, party animals, or budding photographers, an overview of Brassaï’s work is a must. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Photographer Who Captured 1930s Paris Nightlife," 10 May 2018 Ollie, who dresses as Oliver Hardy, right down to the toothbrush mustache, is a brash and hard-drinking party animal of a certain age who has no time for emotions like anguish and guilt. David Sturm, Howard County Times, "In 'The Speed Twins,' three lesbians haunted by the past," 18 May 2018 But his owners decided to name him after their favorite tight end/party animal. David Whitley,, "Gronk could ride to horse racing's rescue," 21 Apr. 2018 Like most frat houses, the MAGA house is littered with McDonald’s wrappers, guys who don’t mind forcing themselves on pretty freshmen and a collection of party animals who never worry about studying. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The White House Is Now a Frat House and Everyone Is Dropping Line," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of party animal

1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of party animal

informal : a person who enjoys going to parties and drinking a lot of alcohol and behaving in a loud and wild way

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