cocktail party


: an informal or semiformal party or gathering at which cocktails are served

Examples of cocktail party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the cocktail party in Spain, Jess got mad at Maria for interrupting Katelyn’s time with Joey. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Only time will tell what happens with the women in the cocktail party, and who will ultimately be eliminated in this week’s rose ceremony — which will be revealed tomorrow night as this week’s two-day Bachelor marathon continues. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 And what about the tens of millions of Americans 65 and older who aren’t simply trying to slim down for a cocktail party, but live with diagnosable obesity? Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 7 Feb. 2024 Set amongst the hanging Baccarat crystal chandeliers, the sophisticated cocktail party was an elegant setting for Lanvin to celebrate women creating enduring masterpieces. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2024 At the end of the date, Joey gave a rose to Katelyn. POOL PARTY AND ROSE CEREMONY Joey decided to trade a cocktail party for a pool party with a menu by KFC. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 The network has had a presence at the press tour with cocktail parties or receptions for more than a decade, but now was the time to take that a step further, says Lisa Hamilton Daly, Hallmark Media’s EVP of programming. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Recently, Aniston attended The Morning Show's Tastemaker cocktail party in California wearing a perfect look to serve your ultimate inspiration for this holiday season. Teresa Romero Martínez, Glamour, 10 Dec. 2023 Lastly, there's even the opportunity to host on-site cocktail parties and beach BBQs for wedding guests without an additional site fee. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocktail party was in 1903

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“Cocktail party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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