par·​ty·​go·​er | \ ˈpär-tē-ˌgō-ər \

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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On the runway, the effect appeared as a gleaming second skin from another time—and doubled as a great holiday beauty hack for the intrepid partygoer (who happens to have a transfer-resistant wardrobe). Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "At Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Runway Show, Airbrushed Gold Legs Ruled the Runway," 5 Dec. 2018 Under the dazzling glow of the national historic landmark's 24-karat, gold-leafed arches, partygoers danced onstage to music by Mode Events DJs and sampled tastings from Food for Thought and Russian Tea Time. Candace Jordan,, "Devil's Ball fires up support for Auditorium Theatre," 10 July 2018 In Mingle All the Way, Molly Hoffman (Jen Lilley) creates an app to help single partygoers find a platonic plus one to bring to their their holiday soirées. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Mingle All the Way' Was Filmed in This Super Popular Canadian City," 1 Dec. 2018 Committee staff also learned the identity of two other alleged partygoers and requested interviews. Alvin Chang, Vox, "Every time Ford and Kavanaugh answered the question — and didn't answer the question," 28 Sep. 2018 Some partygoers followed him into Black's house to try to get Harper to come back, adding to the confusion. Colleen Slevin, Fox News, "Police chief: Officers warned Colorado homeowner to drop gun," 2 Aug. 2018 Hidden from the world four floors below, a sweaty sea of partygoers — all twisting, turning and swiveling — transform the Dancesport ballroom studio into one of the city’s largest salsa parties. New York Times, "Watch These Captivating Salsa Dancers, and Try Not to Break a Sweat," 14 June 2018 On March 24, the organization's seventh annual Soraparu Soiree benefit was held at the Bond Bakery building, where partygoers enjoyed an evening of music, food and taking chances in the silent auction and raffle. Sue Strachan,, "Soraparu Soiree builds a Raphael Village," 1 May 2018 There were plenty of cool partygoers at Cara Delevingne's recent birthday bash, but one special guest stood out from the rest: a mermaid rocking a pink and green mermaid tail with purple fins. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Celebrated Her 26th Birthday with Ashley Benson and a Mermaid," 19 Aug. 2018

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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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