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stag party

A groom's outing with his male friends before his wedding; a bachelor party. Mark knew that his stag party had gotten out of control when the police arrived.
See also: party, stag

stag party

A social gathering for men exclusively, often involving entertainment considered unsuitable for women. For example, They wanted to give him a stag party before the wedding but John wasn't interested. This idiom uses stag in the sense of "a man unaccompanied by a woman." [c. 1850]
See also: party, stag

stag-party

n. a party for men only. (Thought to be raunchy.) They hired a stripper for the stag-party—you know, the kind that jumps out of a cake.
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The hotel is a popular venue for hen and stag parties
Simon Lewis, director of Friends of Loch Lomond, said: "Some of the behaviour by stag parties and others is unacceptable.
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Inspector Manhire said that many stag parties came to the town on false pretenses, such as telling hotel owners they were on golfing trips.
The force has launched Operation Osprey in the seaside village - popular with hen and stag parties - after fears about disorder, noise and violence associated with heavy drinking.
THE REPUBLIC has lifted its ban on rowdy stag parties - as the tourism trade feels the pinch.
A JUDGE has warned stag parties to stay out of a seaside town - or face the consequences.
WELSH stag parties flocking to Prague for cheap beer and sex have been told: 'You're not welcome.'
But these days stag parties have expanded to cover the whole day, weekend or maybe more.
Rowdy stag parties and boozy Brits have sometimes tarnished the British reputation abroad as arrests, indecent behaviour and hospitalisations become frequent.
The survey, for Travelodge, also found men go to two stag parties a year, spending pounds 740 on average, while women go to one hen night, costing around pounds 324.
Two thirds of stag parties now take place abroad, with Spain the top destination followed by Holland and France, according to research by the Money Shop.
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We've made breakfast for someone's grandmother' we've cleaned out someone's gutters' we've sung birthday wishes in drag for stag parties."