Partying Since the Late 13th Century

Haha, I was bored and looked up the etymology of party. Party late 13c., “part, portion, side,” from O.Fr. partie “a part, a party” (12c.), lit. “that which is divided,” from fem. pp. of partir “to divide” (see part (v.)). Political sense of “side in a contest or dispute” evolved by 1300; meaning “a person” … Continue reading