One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer. From house + warmer.
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