par·​ty·​go·​er | \ ˈpär-tē-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce partygoer (audio) \

Definition of partygoer

: a person who attends a party or who attends parties frequently

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Synonyms & Antonyms for partygoer


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


killjoy, party pooper

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Examples of partygoer in a Sentence

chauffeured transportation was provided for those partygoers who had overindulged themselves at the bar

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Murphy, wearing a yellow dress and crown, greeted partygoers from her wheelchair at the celebration hosted by the African American Caucus of 1199SEIU, a union of healthcare workers. Scottie Andrew And Nadeem Muaddi, CNN, "Happy birthday, Alelia Murphy! The oldest woman in the United States turns 114," 6 July 2019 Rescuers pulled nearly two dozen partygoers out of a South Carolina creek on Saturday after a dock collapsed at a local restaurant, dumping several people into the water, reports say. Char Adams,, "20 Rescued from S.C. Creek After Dock Collapses During Birthday Party: 'We Heard a Loud Crack'," 1 July 2019 The lavish bash drew a host of notables from Boston as well as some boldface Brits, including perennially youthful rocker Sting, who serenaded partygoers. Hayley Kaufman,, "In London, Red Sox and friends raise $1.3 million for veterans in need," 1 July 2019 Costumed dancers and life-size animal puppets led partygoers through Flamingo and Reptile Plazas to the gates of the Zoofari Party Area, where aerialists performed overhead. San Diego Union-Tribune, "For the children," 1 July 2019 The late-night sweeps that used to largely catch bleary-eyed partygoers and beer-sodden sports fans are now almost exclusively for the homeless. Rachel Swan,, "BART’s end of the line surges with homeless as misery plays out each night," 22 June 2019 Organizers recommend star partygoers use red light flashlights for all events. Nneka Okona, National Geographic, "The Grand Canyon is now a Dark Sky Park—here’s why that matters," 20 June 2019 On the lakefront terrace, partygoers enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while posing for photos with Chicago Cubs mascot Clark as country singer Ali Morgan (of North Aurora) performed. Candace Jordan,, "Holiday Heroes record-breaking gala helps bring joy to hospitalized kids," 19 June 2019 Earlier in the day, partygoers cooled down at the Baewatch x Salvation pool party at Clé in Midtown. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Wonderland Houston blasts off into a dance universe," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of partygoer

1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of partygoer

: a person who goes to a party

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