cocktail party


Definition of 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 Not to mention a hopeful look forward at exhibitions and overall momentum to come, Burton said at the cocktail party. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 Mara used her time at the cocktail party to speak with Sarah. Dana Rose Falcone,, 21 Feb. 2022 The final cocktail party of the week arrives, and for those guys who don't have a rose — everyone but Hunter, Andrew S. and Blake — the pressure is real. Kristen Baldwin,, 6 July 2021 To fête the opening of the boutique and the new set, both Bourrie and Comar flew to LA for a whirlwind few days that included a private cocktail party for high-end clients at the boutique followed by dinner nearby. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 16 May 2022 That was the vibe last night at Edie Parker Flower’s East Village cocktail party. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 20 Apr. 2022 The post-ceremony cocktail party was catered by celebrity chef Thierry Isambert, who is known for having cooked for former president Bill Cinton. ELLE, 10 Apr. 2022 And, on the day Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, South Africa’s minister of defense attended an official cocktail party at the Russian embassy celebrating Russian Motherland Defenders’ Day. Monica Mark, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Apr. 2022 Yet the faintest hint of certain themes, overheard in a novel or play or the chatter of a cocktail party, could provoke her to astonishing acts of savagery. Merve Emre, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cocktail party

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocktail party was in 1903

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25 Jun 2022

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“Cocktail party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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