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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The activities include a taco bar, beer and wine, an ’80s dance party, improv and ice cream sundaes (because what’s a slumber party without ice cream, right?). Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Opera San Jose celebrating ‘Amadeus’ at California Theatre," 1 Aug. 2019 The making of slime, the remaking of it, the watching it be made on videos and entire slumber parties dedicated to the making of it confused me., "Elisabeth Röhm's Blog: How Slime (Yes, Slime!) Strengthened My Close Connection with My Daughter," 30 July 2019 Light as a Feather (Hulu streaming) Girls start dying unexpectedly at a slumber party. Savannah Stephens, Washington Post, "What’s on TV Tonight: “Orange is the New Black” returns for its seventh season," 26 July 2019 Politicians donned pyjamas for an all-night slumber party in the legislature. The Economist, "India’s ruling party keeps on winning seats, even after the elections," 25 July 2019 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

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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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