One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A celebration held for a woman about to be married, attended only by women; a hen night.‘invitations to weddings, showers, and stagettes often jam the summer social calendar’
Early 20th century: from stag + -ette.
1US. A woman who attends a social function without a male partner.
2Originally (US): a party attended only by women (now rare). Now chiefly (Canadian): a party given for a woman who is about to be married, typically attended by women only.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Pacific Printer. From stag + -ette.
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