cocktail party


Definition of cocktail party

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

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The truth can hurt on #TheBachelor 🤷‍♀️ — The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 12, 2019 There's no cocktail party this week. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "'The Bachelor' Recap: An Exercise In Waiting for Colton to Jump the Fence," 12 Feb. 2019 The next day Chris Harrison arrives with a surprise: There'll be a pool party instead of a cocktail party. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelor Season 23, Episode 3 Recap: Elyse for Bachelorette?," 21 Jan. 2019 Dressiest Denim: Aamito Lagum At the Aurora James CFDA Swarovski Award Nomination cocktail party in New York. Melania Hidalgo, The Cut, "The Best-est Party Looks of the Week," 25 May 2018 These appetizers might be small, but are packed with surprising flavor that will keep your cocktail party guests guessing returning for second and third helpings. Good Housekeeping, "Cocktail Meatballs with Creamy Cranberry Sauce," 24 Oct. 2012 Klassen will take his entire family out this month to help with the table installation and enjoy a cocktail party in the office and a family tour of New York City. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "The Man, the Wood, and the River," 1 Dec. 2018 With a bit of elbow grease, some paint, and tape, Shannon turned this dingy cart into a sophisticated necessity for holiday cocktail parties and outdoor barbecues too. Wendy Manwarren Generes, Country Living, "How to Give a Simple Thrift Store Bar Cart a Makeover," 9 Oct. 2014 Along came marketing genius Peter Calvert Leary Hodgson, Sr., who saw the putty in action at a cocktail party. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "A Serious Ode To Silly Putty," 27 Dec. 2018 This season, Vogue celebrated Kendra Scott’s brand new flagship store in SoHo with a cocktail party at Spring Place, the member’s only club at Spring Studios, this year’s NYFW hub. Katie Knoll, Vogue, "Making New York Fashion Week Brighter," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of cocktail party

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocktail party was in 1928

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English Language Learners Definition of cocktail party

: a usually formal party at which alcoholic drinks are served

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