What is one word that can be used to describe someone who likes to party and go to clubs?

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    Socialite. 'Party animal' is a single lexeme but two orthographic words. But it is in use nowadays. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 2 '14 at 8:57
  • This can probably be solved by using standard references. But, I've offered some bits of slang below that might be helpful. – David M Mar 2 '14 at 14:17

In addition to Edwin Ashworth's excellent suggestions of socialite and party animal I can make a few suggestions.

All of these uses are slang/idiomatic hence they might be readily available in a thesaurus or standard reference.

Partier (alternatively partyer) - usually a negative connotation.

He flunked out of college because he was too busy being a partier to study.

(Note - the proper usage of this term is to describe a party attendee. This usage is slangy.)

Clubber - similar to partier.

That girl is a real clubber! I always see her stumbling home at dawn!

(Note - the proper usage of this term is to describe someone wielding a club, typically to beat something like a baby seal to death.)

Also, an old-fashioned term: Good Time Charlie

I think this usage is quite antiquated, but it remains useful.


The term "reveller" is perhaps the most appropriate.

Reveller: one who engages in revelry

revelry: joyful celebration that includes eating, drinking, singing, and dancing

I think much of the other proposed terms aren't really appropriate. For example, "Socialite" has several strong connotations of high social standing, and isn't necessarily about liking to party.


Consider, man/woman-about-town

A person who goes to many popular parties, clubs, etc. M-W

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