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housewarming

[hous-wawr-ming] /ˈhaʊsˌwɔr mɪŋ/
noun
1.
a party to celebrate a person's or family's move to a new home.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; house + warming
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British Dictionary definitions for house-warming

house-warming

noun
1.
  1. a party given after moving into a new home
  2. (as modifier): a house-warming party
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Word Origin and History for house-warming

housewarming

n.

"celebration of a new home," 1570s, from house (n.) + present participle of warm.

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