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Definition of hen night in English:

noun

British informal
A celebration held for a woman who is about to get married, attended only by women.
Example sentences
  • These days, rather than carrying celebrities, the giant white cars usually contain a raucous hen night or office party.
  • In fact she celebrated her hen night in a local Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita, in Groundwell Road, with 25 mates.
  • Sisters Lorna Owen and Kristy Sturgeon were out to have a great hen night to celebrate Lorna's impending nuptials.

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