slumber party


Definition of slumber party

: an overnight gathering especially of teenage girls usually at one of their homes

Examples of slumber party in a Sentence

My 12-year-old daughter is having a slumber party tonight.

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As someone who still gives makeovers at slumber parties, my favorite part about beauty rituals has always been the intimacy. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Meet Color&Co, the L'Oréal Start-Up That Lets You Video Chat with a Hair Colorist," 9 May 2019 Cara Selby, 37, was driving nine children, ages 12-16, to a slumber party around 11 p.m. when her Chevrolet Suburban broke down about a block from the home on state Route 258. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "4 teenagers killed while pushing SUV on Indiana highway on way to slumber party, police say," 27 Aug. 2018 The 340-square-foot room was conceived as a space for her daughter, 4 years old, to host slumber parties and visits from her cousins—hence a look that would appeal to both boys and girls. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "A Luxury Room for a 4-Year-Old, With Space to Grow," 17 July 2018 Though originally written as a parody of slasher films, the final product ended up as a half-comical, half-serious flick about a slumber party that gets disrupted by a power-drill-slinging murderer. Ashley Nkadi, Teen Vogue, "15 Scary Movies Directed by Women Perfect for Halloween," 30 Oct. 2018 The walls, once witness to boisterous family dinners, barbecues, birthday, pool and slumber parties, became painted in grief. Linda Wolff,, "More than 30 years later, a visit to the old home where kids played and Dad used to smoke his pipe," 16 June 2018 Following an eight-month gut renovation, the Mack lowes' home is now equally equipped for hosting black-tie dinners and slumber parties—perhaps even at the same time. Charlotte Cowles, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fashionable Life: The Macklowe's Modern Family," 23 Apr. 2015 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that In *Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey play two college students caught in a life-threatening version of the classic slumber party game. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey Play Teen Vogue's "Truth or Dare"," 10 Apr. 2018 An image of teen girls making fake blood, which sparked the collection’s story about a slumber party, struck Mr. Wilson years ago. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "Short Stories for Summer Reading," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of slumber party

1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slumber party

US : a party where one or more people (usually girls) stay overnight at one person's house

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