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English definition of “shower”

shower

noun [C] (PARTY)    /ʃaʊər/ US  /ʃaʊr/ US
a party held for a woman just before she gets married or gives birth to a child, when she is given presents for her future home or baby: I bought the cutest baby clothes to take to Jacey's baby shower. We went to my cousin's bridal shower yesterday.Relating to weddingsCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
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