party monster


plural party monsters
: a person known for frequent often wild partying : party animal
Listen up, party monsters. There's no need to spend the festive season in bed with a throbbing head.Kathleen Lee-Joe
"They were bringing back those 'Disco 2000' vibes," a clubgoer told us—referring to party monster Michael Alig's notorious Wednesday-night party at Limelight in the '90s.Carlos Greer

Examples of party monster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Adam Rubin's cheeky tale, beastly, fire-breathing creatures are really just misunderstood party monsters, allowing children to conquer their wildest fears. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 10 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of party monster was in 1981

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“Party monster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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