Definition of stag night in English:

stag night

(also stag party)


  • 1A celebration held for a man shortly before his wedding, attended by his male friends only.

    • ‘The comedy is set around a stag night, a wedding reception, three pubs and a drunken priest with lots of music, memorabilia and fashion from the era.’
    • ‘One tells how he jilted his fiancée after a peculiarly hectic stag night; another recalls how his boozy father pretended his wife had left him in order to take the kids on a free-spending binge.’
    • ‘After finally popping the question we follow Riley through a series of pre-nuptial trials and tribulations from a nightmarish meeting with the prospective in-laws to a beery stag night with his footy mates.’
    • ‘A couple were forced to cancel their dream wedding in Las Vegas after the groom was brutally attacked on his stag night.’
    • ‘He claimed that he felt better later and decided to join friends and family for the stag night.’
    • ‘Boxer Lee Whitehead is having a fight on his stag night - and the bride-to-be doesn't know about it yet!’
    • ‘The bridegroom at that wedding, he said, was his best pal from university who had neglected to invite him on the stag night.’
    • ‘Seemingly in preparation for my impending stag night, my brother has today been out and purchased some traffic cones.’
    • ‘Thanks to a payment from JJ, the lads have enough money to make plans for Ta's (Ciaran McMenamin) wedding transport and to go on a stag night.’
    • ‘A bridegroom who exploded a firework in a crowded station takeaway on his stag night was fined £550.’
    • ‘Not necessarily a guy you'd want making the best man's speech at your wedding, but he'd still be topping the guest list on the stag night.’
    • ‘It's like a three-day stag night - without having to listen to the groom's anecdotes about his interesting past.’
    • ‘Jim lets Dennis believe that his stag night will consist of a curry and some man to man marital advice.’
    • ‘A bridegroom-to-be was among six men injured on a stag night out when a mini bus crashed on a moorland road.’
    • ‘You might get married one day and want to have a stag night.’
    • ‘A mate of mine will be married soon, which means that on Saturday he was having a stag night, preceded by some paintball shooting in the woods.’
    • ‘The adventure surrounds the wedding - including of course the stag night - here organised by Stifler.’
    • ‘Adrian Sparrow, the recently married Captain of the Pattaya Panthers Rugby Club came up with a sterling idea of having his stag night as a Rugby trip to Phuket.’
    • ‘We coordinate weddings from the engagement through to the stag night, the ceremony and the reception.’
    • ‘But there had been an early omen that the couple were pushing their luck - Scott, 31, was trampled by a bull on his stag night in Pamplona, Spain on July 13.’
    1. 1.1North American Any party attended by men only.
      • ‘Hen or stag parties are also widely welcomed in many Blackpool hotels and some of them are even organizing themes events for you.’
      • ‘Golden Lion gaffer Stuart Weston is soon to swap his bar for a mini-bus when he takes ten of his regulars over to Morecambe for a stag night.’
      • ‘Finally, he was seen again on the streets of Savannah, shabby, unshaven, still looking handsome, like a law student after a stag night.’
      • ‘Having in the past catered for office weekends, hen and stag parties, and children's parties Fosseys are always open to new ideas.’
      • ‘A ticket to Moby's Edinburgh Hogmanay bash might be attainable, a stag night in Glasgow possible and a weekend at the Film Festival a ‘must’.’
      • ‘More than 3.3 million Britons will attend a hen or stag night this year according to Morgan Stanley bank.’
      • ‘Liam stood in the middle of his dressing room, hung-over from a bad stag night the day before.’
      • ‘Frank enjoyed a stag night with ‘the lads’ on Thursday, while Edna joined up with her girlfriends.’
      • ‘There were hundreds of people, line-ups to get in, and people were coming in for stag parties and birthday parties.’
      • ‘Then I went back a few years ago with a girlfriend, and again last year on a stag night.’


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