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  • infair (19th century)


From Middle English infer (entrance), from Old English infær (ingress, entrance, ingang), from Proto-Germanic *in + *farą (a going), corresponding to in- +‎ fare. Related to Old English infaru (inroad, incursion, invasion). Compare German einführen (to introduce).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɛə/


infare (plural infares)

  1. (Scotland, US) A party or other celebration held to mark someone's entrance into a new home, especially the arrival of a bride at her new home; a wedding reception.
    • 1834, David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of, Nebraska 1987, p. 64:
      At our next meeting we set the day for our wedding; and I went to my father's, and made arrangements for an infair, and returned to ask her parents for her.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 11:
      He stretched his arms above his head and drew a long sigh of pleasurable reminiscence. “We hed a right sorter sociable evenin'. I'll be bound they air all over yander at the infair now.”
    • 1995, W. K. McNeil, Ozark Country:
      Today, most weddings are followed by some sort of celebration, although not by infares, shivarees, or any similar institution.
    • 2000, Robert Morgan, The Mountains Won't Remember Us and Other Stories:
      She'd show me her doll, and talk about play-parties she'd been to, infares and dances.
    • 2007, Ted Olson, Kathy H. Olson, James Still:
      The musterings, auctions, infares, feuds, and frolics are here, the holdup, the war whoop, eagle oratory, revival shouts, hard work and hard times, and every aspect of pioneer morality from the bashful lover at the bean pot to the camp-meeting baby.
    • 2011, Howard Fast, The American:
      In the past, drinking had been a thing for parties, or infares as they called them locally, or something before dinner to whet one's taste.


  • infare in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.


  • Efrain, fainer, fearin', naifer

  • a housewarming after a wedding.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)