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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This may be hard for some younger partygoers to comprehend, but when Ultra Music Festival debuted on the sands of Miami's South Beach in 1999, dance music was not a popular genre in the United States. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Ultra Miami Shares Incredible Footage of First Fest in '99: Watch," 6 Feb. 2018 For starters, Haley Joy, Hoda's baby girl, got ahold of a flag and looked adorable as ever proudly waving it at her fellow partygoers. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Hoda Kotb and Jenna Hager Bush Just Posted THE Cutest Videos of Their Daughters," 5 July 2018 As the night wore on, partygoers drifted — alongside a few models, who had to be herded by handlers back to their posts — to a secluded clearing at the back of the sprawling garden, where a massive screen had been set up on the grass. Laura Todd, The Hollywood Reporter, "Stella McCartney Hosts English Garden Party During Milan Men's Fashion Week," 18 June 2018 Olivia Munn snagged a ton of pictures with fellow partygoers, including Jennifer Aniston, who crossed her arms and made a funny face for the photo op. Stephanie Petit,, "Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Join Chrissy Teigen & John Legend for Ellen DeGeneres' Birthday Bash," 11 Feb. 2018 Photo: SK Film Archives/Museum of the City of New York Kubrick photographed a partygoer wearing a cubist headdress for a 1949 article. WSJ, "Lens Wide Open: Photos by Stanley Kubrick," 7 June 2018 Diddy, according to the first partygoer, was not the only one wanting to bask in the actor, director and singer’s glow. Alexia Fernandez,, "Inside Rihanna's Star-Studded Met Gala Afterparty: All the Details," 9 May 2018 This time, a creepy partygoer, Brandon, begins following Van around the party and gets a little too close for comfort, attempting to satisfy her every need. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "'Atlanta' Episode 7 Recap: The Search for Drake Continues," 13 Apr. 2018 The evening opened with a cocktail hour and jazz music from the Gumbo Trio, and partygoers could try their luck in the raffle with $1,000 in gift cards to New Orleans restaurants including Broussard's, Galatoire's and others. Sue Strachan,, "John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute inaugural gala is 'A Red Tie Affair'," 21 Mar. 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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