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.
Recent Examples on the Web But a slumber party with a dozen 10-year-olds is probably not a great idea. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 June 2021 The eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist can be seen singing and dancing around with a group of friends during a slumber party, enjoying the original orange Faygo drink along with other snacks like chips, cereal and fruit snacks. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2021 While spraying each other with silly string and twerking in the living room is fun and all, the matchy-matchy outfits are what truly make this slumber party soirée one to remember. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 2 June 2021 Anna visits Klaas’s house in Petaluma, California, and tours the bedroom from which Klaas was abducted, at age 12, during a slumber party in October 1993. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 In an anticlimactic scene that feels more like a slumber party than the exciting beginning of a night of seduction, Carol gives Therese a … makeover. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021 To register as a participant in the Wags to Riches slumber party, sign up on the Maui Humane Society's website now. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2021 The parks service has for years been increasing its lodging options as a way to get more Minnesotans into the parks for a natural kind of slumber party. Star Tribune, 21 Mar. 2021 Just a few weeks before Rachel’s murder, the group of friends were playing with a Ouija board at a slumber party. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of slumber party

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slumber party was in 1925

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“Slumber party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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