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 Get a gaggle of girls in face masks for a long-distance slumber party. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Call Your Girls! Good Friends are Good for Our Health, Now More Than Ever," 1 Apr. 2020 And the class had the feel of a slumber party, since so many children were in their pajamas or in their beds, with parents in the same live shot. David W. Chen, New York Times, "Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School," 29 Mar. 2020 When the forts are done, continue the virtual slumber party with some scary stories and truth-and-dare. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Has coronavirus in Milwaukee canceled your child's birthday party? Here's how you can still celebrate.," 20 Mar. 2020 Lyric and five other young children were asleep at a slumber party at her home on Cleveland’s East 171st Street. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Man charged in deadly shooting of 6-year-old Cleveland girl appears in court on drug-related charges," 2 Dec. 2019 Imagine the app getting passed around a middle school slumber party and stigmatizing results getting posted to social media. Wired, "How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong," 18 Nov. 2019 Lyric was asleep on a mattress about 1 a.m. next to five other young girls, including her sisters and cousins, during a slumber party when Howard peppered the home with bullets, police said. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Deadly shooting of 6-year-old girl in Cleveland intended to intimidate man hurt in previous slaying, police say," 13 Nov. 2019 In May 2014, the trio had gone to Geyser's home for a slumber party to celebrate her birthday. Faith Karimi, CNN, "A Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times after a slumber party shares her story," 25 Oct. 2019 That means the whole family can feel completely covered and cozy on the couch during movie nights, slumber parties and more. NBC News, "One of these 9 affordable weighted blankets is perfect for you," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of slumber party

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Slumber party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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