Definition of house-warmer in English:

house-warmer

noun

  • 1A person who attends a house-warming party.

  • 2A party or other entertainment held to celebrate moving into a new home or premises.

  • 3Something (especially an appliance) used to heat the interior of a house; a heater.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer. From house + warmer.

Pronunciation

house-warmer

/ˈhaʊsˌwɔːmə/