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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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slumber party was in 1925

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“Slumber party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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