Learn English – Single word for someone who likes to party


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

Best Answer

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.