What does Friendsgiving mean?

Celebrating Thanksgiving with your friends

Friendsgiving is an event that takes place around the Thanksgiving holiday, where a group of friends come together to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. This gathering usually takes place when friends don’t have another place to go for Thanksgiving. The exact origin of this term is a bit of a mystery.

The first known use of the term Friendsgiving was found in a post on Usenet, an online discussion forum, in the late 2000s. However, it really started to catch on in the early 2010s. It became very popular among college students, who would share photos of their Friendsgiving get-togethers on social media when they returned home to spend time with old high school friends.

The majority of Friendsgiving events are held either the weekend before or after the actual Thanksgiving holiday. But, there are also instances when Friendsgiving is celebrated on the actual day of Thanksgiving. This usually happens when the friends involved don’t have anywhere else to go. This could be because they are not in touch with their family, their family doesn’t have any plans, or they live too far away and can’t travel.

Example for using ‘Friendsgiving’ in a conversation

Hey, are you coming to Friendsgiving this year?

Definitely! I can’t wait to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends.

I know, it’s always so much fun. Plus, the food is amazing!

Absolutely! Friendsgiving is all about good company and delicious food. Can’t wait to see everyone.