Definition of hen party in English:

hen party

noun

informal
  • A social gathering of women, especially a hen night.

    • ‘‘One woman once threw something through the pub window when she was extremely drunk and, about two years ago, we had trouble with a hen party from Bradford, who picked a fight with a group of local girls,’ he said.’
    • ‘Being a student there and having to put up with a hen party in every establishment can get tedious, which is why this place is one of the best bars in the North East even in England.’
    • ‘While there was a hen party and a 21st birthday bash on this particular night, most of the Opry's visitors are not in the first flush of youth.’
    • ‘Frankly, if he hadn't emerged by the time Jimmy did, I would have dragged the nearest police officer away from his vital duty of holding a bride in his arms as the rest of her homeward-bound hen party took photos.’
    • ‘The young Japanese woman beside me is shaking with excitement, while the hen party to our left is screaming loud enough to raise the roof.’
    • ‘But short of borrowing a boob tube from the hen party along the corridor (a definitive last resort), we stuck to what we knew best: jeans, boots and hefty winter coats.’
    • ‘I went to a hen party - women in short skirts and slashed hairdos.’
    • ‘We are part of a hen party in the film, so we were singing, shouting and causing a riot basically.’
    • ‘Charlton Heston makes an appearance that ends in disaster, so the ladies are left to carry on their hen party undisturbed.’
    • ‘The day after her hen party, the 23-year-old died instantly when a drag-racing drink-driver slammed into her cousin's car.’
    • ‘The women were among a group of friends on their way back from a hen party in Amsterdam when they discovered the bloody aftermath of a hit-and-run incident.’
    • ‘The two had obtained their flowers from a passing hen party.’
    • ‘She didn't have a leaving bash - her hen party's tonight, and some of the regulars are going to the wedding reception.’
    • ‘We booked a table in the restaurant for a hen party and despite confirming the booking with the manager three times and our names being on the guest list, the restaurant wasn't aware of our reservation.’
    • ‘Tourists huddled around maps and a hen party had started to gather nearby.’
    • ‘It is difficult to imagine many other directors who could make a hen party want to go and see a Shakespeare play.’
    • ‘With the booming city of Kilkenny less than a 90-minute train journey from Dublin, the makings of a hen party to remember are on the group's doorstep.’
    • ‘A hen party is in the house and predatory males start to gather.’
    • ‘‘Everyone said that they'd never been to such a well-run hen party before,’ agrees McIntosh, of her night at One Devonshire Gardens.’
    • ‘It's a hen party, and I'm the sole rooster - but that doesn't seem to matter.’

Pronunciation:

hen party

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